Clara Bryant Ford
Clara Bryant Ford
Clara Jane Bryant
April 11, 1866
Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||September 29, 1950 (aged 84)|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Henry Ford (m. 1888; died 1947)|
Clara Jane Bryant was born on April 11, 1866, to Melvin S. Bryant, a farmer, and Martha Beach in Wayne County, Michigan, at the intersection of Grand River Road and Greenfield Road. The third of ten children, she was baptized on April 19 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Detroit. In 1870, her family moved about half a mile north to another farm in Wayne County. She attended Greenfield Township District No. 3 School.
Ford was an active suffragist, often holding meetings at Fair Lane. In 1918, she was named Vice-Chair of the Dearborn branch of the Equal Suffrage League of Wayne County. Three years later, she served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan League of Women Voters.
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