Ephraim Squire Force

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ChartsAncestors of Adele La Force
Abiel Sherman to Adele (Force) Cooke
Madeleine Talmadge (Force) Astor and Adele (Force) Cooke
Ephraim Squire Force, son of William Force and Aletta Carter, was born at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 6 January 18221,2,3,4,5,6 or perhaps at Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey.7 He died at Greenwich, Connecticut, 11 March 1914,1 and was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, Lot 24796, Section 198, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, 15 March 1914.8,1

Ephraim married Sarah Jane Whitehead, daughter of Sylvester Whitehead and Permelia Sherman, at Brooklyn 7 November 1844.9,10

Ephraim Force was educated in the New York public schools. He entered the building business in 1848 in New York and Brooklyn. Later his eldest son, Charles E. Force entered the business with him under the name of Ephraim S. Force and Son. The firm was very successful, developing a large number of homes and business buildings. Ephraim retired in 1882.

At his death, he was among the oldest living members of the Manhattan Lodge No. 62, A. F. & A. M. (Masons) and of the old Volunteer Fire Department of New York City, Live Oak Company, No. 44.

His marriage to Sarah Jane took place at the Third Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, W. B. Lewis, Pastor.

According to his granddaughter, Adele Cooke, the day of his funeral was one of the worst snowstorms ever in New York. The City Fire Department turned out "en masse" to honor him, and a special city effort was made to clear the streets. The service took place in the home of Walter S. Force, 1164 Dean Street, Brooklyn.

He and his wife are both buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, lot 24796, section 198 in Brooklyn.

Family

Sarah Jane Whitehead b. 19 Nov 1824, d. 9 Apr 1920
Children
  • Caroline Frances Force11,12,13 b. 26 Oct 1845, d. 22 Jun 1930
  • Charles Edward Force11,12,13 b. 7 May 1848
  • Julia G. Force11,13 b. 3 Nov 1850, d. 15 Mar 1896
  • Emma Force11,13 b. 14 Jan 1854
  • Walter Sylvester Force+11,14,13,7 b. 27 Mar 1858, d. 7 Mar 1936
  • Jennie Force11 b. 13 Apr 1864

Citations

  1. [S1017] Ephraim S. Force, Death Certificates (1914), Connecticut Department of Health Services, Hartford, Connecticut.
  2. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, population schedule, sheet 167, dwelling 1458, family 1478, Ephraim Force household, age 29, born in New Jersey, and a mason, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #517.
  3. [S458] United States Census for 1860 [Eighth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, population schedule, sheet 392, dwelling 392, family 769, Ephraim Force household, age 37, born in New York, a masonry builder with $5000 in real estate, $500 personal estate, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M653, 1438 rolls, roll #763.
  4. [S459] United States Census for 1870 [Ninth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, population schedule, sheet 188, dwelling 628, family 658, E Force household, age 48, a builder born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication M593, 1748 rolls, roll #960.
  5. [S460] United States Census for 1880 [Tenth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 8, sheet 170/15, dwelling 84, family 90, Ephraim Force household, age 59, a builder born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T9, 1454 rolls, roll #840.
  6. [S462] United States Census for 1910 [Thirteenth Census of the United States], Brooklyn, Ward 24, Kings County, New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 623, sheet 3A, dwelling 35, family 57, Walter S. Force household, age 88, born in New York, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com); original data: NARA micropublication T624, 1784 rolls, roll #974.
  7. [S1015] Walter S. Force, Death Certificates (1936), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Trenton, New Jersey.
  8. [S281] Burial Inquiry Results, online http://www.green-wood.com/
  9. [S201] Ephraim Force - Sarah Jane Whitehead Marriage Certificate, 7 Nov 1844, Compiler's genealogy files. Issued by W. B. Lewis, Pastor, Third Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn.
  10. [S462] US Census for 1910, Brooklyn, Ward 24, Kings County, New York, pop. sch., ED 623, sheet 3A, dwelling 35, family 57, Walter S. Force hshld, married 65 years.
  11. [S159] Ephraim Force Family Bible, Old and New Testaments According to The Authorized Version (Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London: Blackie and Son, Compiler's genealogy files.
  12. [S457] US Census for 1850, Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, pop. sch., sheet 167, dwelling 1458, family 1478, Ephraim Force hshld.
  13. [S458] US Census for 1860, Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings County, New York, pop. sch., sheet 392, dwelling 392, family 769, Ephraim Force hshld.
  14. [S147] Brooklyn, New York, Marriage certificates 1866-1937, Marriage Certificate #2568, FHL microfilm 1544062, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Kings County Marriage Licenses.