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Friday
Aug052011

Something in the blood, part II

A while back I posted side-by-side images of my daughter, Haley and her great-grandmother. The similarity was striking. Now I'm back with an image of my great-grandfather, whom I had never seen until this morning. This is the man I point to whenever someone asks, "How'd you get the last name Ford?"

Born Min Chung, in 1850, my grandfather immigrated to San Francisco and settled in Tonopah, Nevada where he later adopted the very western-sounding name, William Ford. The rest, as they say, is history.

This photo was taken around 1920, when he was 70 years old.

A HUGE thanks to Sue Fawn Chung (yes, we're related) and the Nevada State Museum.

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Reader Comments (2)

So very cool you have this photo ...
August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara J. Henry
What.A.Find. Amazing how you look so much alike, right down to the smile.
August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dubé

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