Seth Porter Ford

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Seth Porter Ford (1817–1866) was an American physician in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Life

Seth Porter Ford was born October 12, 1817 [1] in Washington, Connecticut. [2] His father was John Mansfield Ford (1785–1843) and mother was Polly Ann Calhoun (1796–1864). He studied medicine from 1846 to 1847 at Yale University [3] and published a book on inflammation there. [4]

Ford married Maria N. Fowler on January 1, 1850. She was daughter of physician Remus M. Fowler. [5] The couple moved to Honolulu in 1852 from Boston. After trying to open two hospitals that were financial failures, his first wife returned to the US and he filed for divorce. [6] He was a founding member of the Hawaiian Medical Association in 1856. [7]

He married Carolina (Carrie) Jackson in 1858. They had a daughter Lois Carrie Ford, who married first cousin Porter Dwight Ford in 1883. [8] Seth Porter Ford became a member of the Honolulu Rifles in 1864. [9] Ford died on November 19, 1866. [1]

Jackson had just assumed ownership of a small island in Pearl Harbor known as Moku ʻumeʻume in the Hawaiian language. [10] [11] It was then known as Ford Island, and became the home of the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Ford Island. [12] [13]

References

  1. ^ a b Eliakim Reed Ford (1916). Ford genealogy: being an account of the Fords who were early settlers in New England. More particularly a record of the descendants of Martin-Mathew Ford of Bradford, Essex Co., Mass. The author. pp. 20–21.
  2. ^ Elspeth P. Sterling; Catherine C. Summers (1978). Sites of Oahu. Department of Anthropology, Bernice P. Bishop Museum. p. 58. ISBN  9780910240734.
  3. ^ Directory of the living non-graduates of Yale University. The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor company. 1910. p. 45.
  4. ^ Seth Porter Ford (1847). Dissertation on inflammation. Yale University.
  5. ^ William Cothren (1854). History of ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: from the first Indian deed in 1659 including the present towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a part of Oxford and Middlebury. Bronson Brothers. pp. 365–366.
  6. ^ Hawaiʻi State Archives (2006). "Divorces - First Circuit Court of Hawaii". Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library. Retrieved March 8, 2011.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list ( link)
  7. ^ Richard A. Greer (1969). "Founding of the Queen's Hospital". Hawaiian Journal of History. Hawaiian Historical Society. 3: 110–145. hdl: 10524/288. PMID  11632066.
  8. ^ Yale University. Sheffield Scientific School. Class of 1876 (1908). Trigintennial record. pp. 76–77.
  9. ^ "Ford, Seth Porter Dr. office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  10. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of Ford Island ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  11. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of Moku'ume'ume ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
  12. ^ Stan Cohen (October 1981). East wind rain: a pictorial history of the Pearl Harbor Attack. Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. p. 20. ISBN  978-0-933126-15-2.
  13. ^ Gregg K. Kakesako (April 13, 1998). "Ford Island has a checkered, colorful past". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved March 8, 2011.

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