Family History

Ford Motor Company Recognition 1971

While working at Ford Motor Co., John proposed to management a recommendation. In 1971 he got a letter from Autolite-Ford Parts Division showing that his proposal was adopted.
ford letter

ford suggestion letter

Back in those days you would have your SSN printed on your badge for work. Here is a damaged and aged badge from Ford.
ford badge

Discharge Papers
discharge papers

Discharge Papers
discharge papers

Fraternity of Laboratory Workers certification
lab workers

On his day of retirement they made a cake for him. Notice on the cake it says, "Catfish". That was his nickname then, my grandfather loved to go boating on his boat on Lake Erie. ford retirement cake ford retirement cake


He passed away on September 25th, 1990. Holy Sepulchre in Southfield, Michigan. holy sepulchre cemetary