Ford Allen Persons

Born: Oct 1880
Loc: Crawford Co. PA
Died: Sept 22, 1943
Loc: Nakina, Ontario, Canada

Occ:  Minister
Father: Thomas Orton Persons
Mother: Emma Jane Range
Spouse: Muriel Amilia Platt

Children:  Living/Gaynell/Wayne

World War 1 Draft Registrations:
Name: Ford Allen Persons
City Erie, PA
County: Erie
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Pennsylvania,
United States of America
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1890
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 2022698
1900 Census:  Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA
1910 Census:  Union City, Erie Co, PA
1930 Census:  Erie, Erie Co, PA
Obituary: Ford Persons Dies In Canada While Hunting.  Body Plunges into Water After Fatal Heart Attack.  A moose hunting and fishing trip in Canada proved a fatal excursion for a well known Erie man. Ford A. Persons, fifty two, 629 E. 28th St., foreman of a line crew at the Pennsylvania Electric Co., who suffered a heart attack while in a boat near Nakina, Ontario. A telegram sent by the police department at Nakina, eight hundred miles north of Toronto, was received this morning by the family informing them of the death… Body Recovered… Persons and Carlton S. Wells of the Wells Dry Cleaning Co. left Erie a week ago Wednesday for the Canadian hunting country and had planned to return Saturday. They were in a boat when Persons suffered a heart attack and fell overboard. The body was recovered "shortly" after it hit the water. An inquest conducted in the Canadian city revealed that the heart attack caused the death and that Persons was dead when his body hit the water.  The remains were shipped this morning from Nakina and will arrive in Erie Thursday for funeral services. Arrangements are in charge of the MacLeod Funeral Home, 536 W. 10th St and are to be completed upon arrival of the body…Here 30 years…… Mr. Persons came to Erie thirty years ago from Union City and had since lived here, He was well known through his association with the Erie County Electric Co. and through his activity in the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, of which he was a devout member. He served regularly as a lay preacher and was identified with the activities of the Alliance churches throughout the this section. Surviving are is wife, Murial Persons, a daughter Mrs. R. R. Kauffman, wife of the Rev. R.R. Kauffman, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle of Union City; one grandchild Reese Kauffman; and a son Wayne Persons who is attending missionary training school at Nyak, NY. A daughter Gaynell Mae Persons died in December 1941 following an automobile
accident in Boston.