Lester Sackett Ford

(1858-1882)
FatherSimeon Dwight Ford (1822-1911)
MotherMalinda Tanner Sackett (1827-1881)
Lester Sackett Ford, son of Simeon Dwight Ford and Malinda Tanner Sackett, was born in ConnecticutG on 13 February 1858.1,2 He died aged 24 in Boston, MassachusettsG, on 29 October 1882.1
     In 1860 Lester was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of his parents Simeon and Malinda, and was recorded in the census as Lester Ford, aged two and born in Connecticut.3
     In 1870 he was living in Washington, ConnecticutG, in the household of his parents Simeon and Malinda, and was recorded as Lester S Ford, aged 12.4
[Lester Ford] graduated in 1879 as Bachelor of Agricultural Science, being the first graduate of the Bussey Institution of Harvard University. At the time of his death he had also completed his course for M. D. at Harvard Medical School, was Demonstrator in Zoology at the Bussey Institute and a House Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Boston, and died there of typhoid fever. Referring to his death, the President of Harvard University, in his annual report for 1882-3, says: "He was a young man of great promise, who by remarkable mental powers and rare beauty and force of character had won his way through serious obstacles to the gateway of a profession which he would have adorned."

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America
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 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "6652. Lester Sackett Ford, b. Feb. 13, 1858, d. Oct. 29, 1882, unmarried."
  2. Census.
  3. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_82; Page: 1115; Family History Library Film: 803082
    Washington, Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 39, farmer, real estate $4,000, personal estate $1,000, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda, 33, b. CT
    Ford, Porter, 5, b. CT
    Ford, Lester, 2, b. CT
    Ford, Arthur, 4/12, b. CT
    Ford, Polly, 62, b. CT
    Ford, John, 37, b. CT
    Ford, Ralph, 30, b. CT
    Ford, Remus, 22, farmer, b. CT
    Serivenez, Edna, 16, servant, b. NY.
  4. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_106; Page: 511A; Image: 398823; Family History Library Film: 545605
    Washington, Litchfield County, Connecticut
    Ford, Simeon D, 50, farmer, real estate $5,000, personal estate $3,500, b. CT
    Ford, Malinda T, 42, keeping house, b. CT
    Ford, Porter D, 15, b. CT
    Ford, Lester S, 12, b. CT
    Ford, Archer C, 10, b. CT
    Ford, William H, 3, b. CT
    Ford, John C, 46, farm laborer, b. CT.
Generation.Tree6652.9Q.3a
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder
Last Edited30 June 2017