Ephraim Squire Force

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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 Squire L. 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.11

Family

Sarah Jane Whitehead b. 19 Nov 1824, d. 9 Apr 1920
Children
  • Caroline Frances Force12,13,14 b. 26 Oct 1845, d. 22 Jun 1930
  • Charles Edward Force12,13,14 b. 7 May 1848
  • Julia G. Force12,14 b. 3 Nov 1850, d. 15 Mar 1896
  • Emma Force12,14 b. 14 Jan 1854
  • Walter Sylvester Force+12,15,14,7 b. 27 Mar 1858, d. 7 Mar 1936
  • Jennie Force12 b. 13 Apr 1864
This person was last edited on18 Sep 2021

Citations

  1. [S1017] Ephraim S. Force, Death Certificates (1914), Connecticut Department of Health Services, Hartford, Connecticut.
  2. [S457] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, sheet #167, dwelling #1458, family #1478, Ephraim Force household, age 29, born in New Jersey, and a mason; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #517.
  3. [S458] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication M653, Eighth Census of the United States, 1438 rolls, roll #763.
  4. [S459] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, sheet #188, dwelling #628, family #658, E Force household, age 48, a builder born in New York; original data: NARA micropublication M593, Ninth Census of the United States, 1748 rolls, roll #960.
  5. [S460] Ancestry.com, 1880 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Brooklyn, Kings Co., 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; original data: NARA micropublication T9, Tenth Census of the United States, 1454 rolls, roll #840.
  6. [S462] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Brooklyn, Ward 24, Kings Co., New York, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 623, sheet #3A, dwelling #35, family #57, Walter S. Force household, age 88, born in New York; original data: NARA micropublication T624, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 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] 1910 United States Census, Brooklyn, Ward 24, Kings Co., New York, pop. sched., e.d. 623, sheet #3A, dwelling #35, family #57, Walter S. Force household, married 65 years.
  11. [S2409] Newspapers.com, on-line database and images, "Death of Ephraim S. Force", The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Brooklyn, New York), 12 Mar 1914, p. 16, (https://www.newspapers.com/): accessed Oct 2020.
  12. [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.
  13. [S457] 1850 United States Census, Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings Co., New York, pop. sch., sheet 167, dwelling 1458, family 1478, Ephraim Force hshld.
  14. [S458] 1860 United States Census, Brooklyn, 2nd Ward, Kings Co., New York, pop. sched., sheet #392, dwelling #392, family #769, Ephraim Force household.
  15. [S147] Brooklyn, New York, Marriage certificates 1866-1937, Marriage Certificate #2568, FHL microfilm 1544062, further cited as Kings County Marriage Licenses.