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HELP! Grave has been located U.S. President flag photo of Gerald Rudolph FORD   Gerald Rudolph  FORD

  (b. 14 July 1913 Omaha, Nebraska, USA   d. 29 December 2006 Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA )  

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Gerald Rudolph FORD was born 14 July 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Gerald Rudolph FORD was the child of Leslie Lynch KING   and   Dorothy Ayer GARDNER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Charles Henry KING and Martha Alice PORTER (maternal)  Levi Addison GARDNER and Adele Augusta AYER

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Gerald Rudolph  married  Elizabeth Anne "Betty" BLOOMER 15 October 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA .  Elizabeth Anne "Betty" BLOOMER  was born 8 April 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  Elizabeth Anne "Betty" died 8 July 2011 in Rancho Mirage, Riverside, California, USA. 

Gerald Rudolph FORD died 29 December 2006 in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA.

Occupation: President of the United States

Leslie Lynch King Sr. (July 25, 1884 – February 18, 1941) was the biological father of U.S. President Gerald Ford. Because of his alcoholism and abusive behavior, his wife, Dorothy Gardner, left him sixteen days after Ford's birth. wikipedia

"Gerald Ford, Sr., married Dorothy King nee Gardner, the President's mother, after her divorce from Leslie L King, the President's biological father. Gerald Ford, Sr., never formally adopted the future President, although some media refer to him as the President's adoptive father. Gerald Ford, Jr., was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr. on 14 July 1913. His parents separated when he was just two weeks old. In 1916, Gerald Ford's mother Dorothy remarried to Gerald R. Ford, a Grand Rapids, Michigan paint salesman. The Fords began calling Dorothy's son Gerald R. Ford, Jr., although his name was not legally changed until 1935, Gerald Ford, Jr. formally changed his name in 1935, in honor of his stepfather, the only father he really had. "

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Gerald Rudolph FORD married flag photo of Elizabeth Anne "Betty" BLOOMER  Elizabeth Anne "Betty" BLOOMER-- Date: 15 October 1948 Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA
St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.

Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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14 July 1913
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Here's a glimpse into his life:

Early Life:
Birth: Gerald Ford was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Family: His parents were Dorothy Gardner and Leslie Lynch King Sr. His biological father, Leslie Lynch King Sr., was abusive, and his mother later remarried to Gerald R. Ford Sr., who adopted the young Gerald and gave him his name.

Education and Early Career:
Education: Ford attended the University of Michigan, where he excelled in football. He later received a law degree from Yale Law School.
Naval Service: During World War II, Ford served in the U.S. Navy as an officer aboard the USS Monterey.

Political Career:
Congressional Career: Ford entered politics and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1948, representing Michigan. He served in the House for 25 years, becoming the Minority Leader in 1965.

Vice Presidency: In 1973, Vice...

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Gerald Rudolph FORD and Elizabeth Anne "Betty" BLOOMER 15 October 1948, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
1974 - August 9 - Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) becomes 38th President of the United States after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon

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August 9, 1974
Death information
died at Rancho Mirage, California

Name: President Gerald R Ford
Titles and Terms: President Mrs
Event Type: Obituary
Gender: Male
Relationship to Deceased: Deceased
Death Date: 2006
Newspaper: Associated Press Archive

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Betty Ford Other Relative Female

'United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,' Database with images, FamilySearch (https:/ / ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:QVTS-4TQT : accessed 28 June 2015), President Gerald R Ford, , ; from 'Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today),' database, (http:/ / : 2014); citing Associated Press Archive, born-digital text.

Gerald Rudolph FORD - Grave
Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, USA

Gerald is buried at: Gerald R. Ford Museum Grand Rapids Kent County Michigan, USA
Added: 7/8/2014 12:08:36 PM - Updated: 11/27/2023 5:49:40 PM
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