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[Between 1905 and 1920], 1965 (Creation)
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Frank C. Ford was born in Toronto, Ontario, on March 4, 1873 to James Ford and Catherine Poole. He received his early education in Ontario and earned Bachelor and Doctor of Civil Law degrees from Trinity University. Ford articled with Read, Read and McKnight and was called to the Ontario bar in 1895.
Ford served as the Private Secretary to D'Alton McCarthy from 1893 to 1897, when he became a partner with the firm Denton, Dods and Ford. In 1898, he became Private Secretary and Solicitor to the Honourable Arthur Sturgis Hardy (Premier and Attorney General of Ontario) and for the Honourable J.M. Gibson (Attorney General of Ontario). In 1900, Ford became the Solicitor to the Treasury and remained at that post until 1903.
Frank Ford moved to Western Canada in 1904. He served as Deputy Attorney General for Saskatchewan from 1906 to 1910, when he moved to Edmonton, Alberta to practice law with the firm of Emery, Newell, Ford, Bolton and Mount. He remained with the firm until his appointment to the Supreme Court of Alberta, Trial Division on May 3, 1926. On November 3, 1936, he was appointed a justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Alberta. He retired from the bench in 1954 and died in Edmonton on March 21, 1965.
Ford served as Chancellor of the Edmonton Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1913 to 1943, and was Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1941 to 1946.
Frank Ford married Nora Elizabeth Sampson in Toronto on June 28, 1899. They had four children. Nora Ford died in 1920 and Frank Ford married Jane Duff Kerr on July 30, 1923.
Scope and content
This collection consists of photographs and postcards collected by Justice Frank Ford. The materials relate to the 95th Saskatchewan Rifle Regiment (also known as the Royal Regina Rifles). Biographical information on Mr. Ford is also included.
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