The History of Clara Ford

Clara Bryant was born in April of 1866 and was the oldest of 12 children. She was raised on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan, not far from the farm where Henry Ford lived. It was at a dance held on New Year’s Eve of 1885 that they first met. Three years later, on her 22nd birthday, the two became husband and wife at her parents’ home.

Shortly after marrying, the couple relocated to Detroit where Henry was employed as an engineer at The Edison Illuminating Company which was owned by Thomas Edison. Edison supported Henry’s ideas and the two became such great, lifelong friends, they even bought neighboring vacation homes together.  Both homes are still in existence today and available for public viewing. They are known as The Edison Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

The History of Clara Ford

Clara Bryant was born in April of 1866 and was the oldest of 12 children. She was raised on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan, not far from the farm where Henry Ford lived. It was at a dance held on New Year’s Eve of 1885 that they first met. Three years later, on her 22nd birthday, the two became husband and wife at her parents’ home.

Shortly after marrying, the couple relocated to Detroit where Henry was employed as an engineer at The Edison Illuminating Company which was owned by Thomas Edison. Edison supported Henry’s ideas and the two became such great, lifelong friends, they even bought neighboring vacation homes together.  Both homes are still in existence today and available for public viewing. They are known as The Edison Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

 

The History of Clara Ford

Clara Bryant was born in April of 1866 and was the oldest of 12 children. She was raised on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan, not far from the farm where Henry Ford lived. It was at a dance held on New Year’s Eve of 1885 that they first met. Three years later, on her 22nd birthday, the two became husband and wife at her parents’ home.

Shortly after marrying, the couple relocated to Detroit where Henry was employed as an engineer at The Edison Illuminating Company which was owned by Thomas Edison. Edison supported Henry’s ideas and the two became such great, lifelong friends, they even bought neighboring vacation homes together.  Both homes are still in existence today and available for public viewing. They are known as The Edison Ford Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.