Ebenzer Ford

Ebenezer Ford (d.1932) was a prominent resident of Strathfield and resided at ‘Amaroo’ Wakeford Road Strathfield. He was a builder by profession and was extensively involved in land and property development in Enfield and parts of Strathfield, developing most of the Broadway (Enfield) shopping centre and estates such as the Mintaro Estate.

Ford served as an Alderman on Enfield Council for over 20 years and he was Mayor for 12 years (1915-17, 1920-29). Ford was proud of his record of never missing a Council meeting, until his final illness in 1932. His obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald notes he was president of the Western Suburbs Hospital and had been a member of the board for about 15 years. He was president of the Burwood District Friendly Societies Dispensary for over 20 years. Ford was survived by his wife, daughters Mrs T M Stevenson and Miss M F Ford and his son Emil Ford.

Emil Ford was a solicitor, who established law firm Emil Ford & Co in 1917 and lived at ‘Telerab’ Wakeford Road Strathfield. Harvey Ford, Mayor of Strathfield [1965-66], was the son of Emil Ford and the grandson of Ebenezer Ford.  Ford Park is named for Ebenezer Ford.

References

Sydney Morning Herald 17th August 1932, p17

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