About Margaret Ann Ford
- Name: Mrs Margaret Ann Watson Ford
- Age: 48 years
- Last Residence: in Rotherfield England
- Occupation: Farmer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 6608 , £34 7s 6d
- Destination: Essex County United States
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Mrs Edward Ford (Margaret Ann Watson), 48, was the daughter of William and Catherine Margaret (née McGregor) Watson of Bracadale, Isle of Skye.
She married Edward Ford, an Englishman, at Hadlow Down, Sussex, on 17th June, 1890.
They had five children Frances, Dollina, Edward, William and Maggie. Following the birth of the couple's fifth child, Robina Maggie, on 25th April 1904, Edward had deserted the family and Margaret was left to eke out an existence as a poultry farmer. Her eldest daughter, Frances, was already in the United States working as a domestic servant, and so impressed the family with tales of a better life that Margaret decided to leave their home in Rotherfield, Sussex for America. Travelling with them was Margaret's sister Eliza with her family and a friend of Frances', Phoebe Alice Harknett. Margaret bought ticket no. W./C. 6608 (£34 7s 6d) for her and her children, they boarded the Titanic at Southampton.
The entire party of ten were lost in the sinking. None of their bodies were identified amongst those recovered after the sinking. Edward Ford later filed a claim for the loss of his family and was awarded five shillings per week.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Miss Dollina Margaret Ford Mr Edward Watson Ford Mr William Neal Thomas Ford Miss Robina Maggie Ford Travelling Companions Mr Andrew Emslie Johnston Brother-in-Law Mrs Eliza Johnston Sister Master William Andrew Johnston Nephew Miss Catherine Nellie Johnston Neice Miss Alice Phoebe Harknett References and Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) Names and Descriptions of British Passengers Embarked at the Port of Southampton, 10 April 1912 (PRO London, BT 27/780B) Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Credits Geoff Whitfield, UK
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