Ford, Josephine

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Ford, Josephine Gender: F
born on 7 July 1923 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Detroit MI, USA, 42n19, 83w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 14°18' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°18 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°01'


American noted family and philanthropist. Known as "Dody" to her friends and faimily, she supported the arts and the outdoor activities including Acadia National Park in Maine, where she had a home. She donated $20 million to the Detroit Institute of Arts, in addition to the donation of a Van Gogh painting ("The Postman") valued at $40 million. Among her many gifts to charitable and cultural organizations were $25 million to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and $10 million to the Henry Ford Health System which includes the Josephine Ford Cancer Center.

She was the child of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, grandchild and only granddaughter of Henry and Clara Ford.

She married Walter Buhl Ford II and they had four children. Her husband died in 1991.

Josephine Ford was one of Ford Motor company's largest shareholders, owning 18% at the time of her death at age 81 on June 1, 2005 in Dearborn Michigan.


  • Death of Mate 1991
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 June 2005 (in Dearborn, MI, age 81)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes newpaper article, "Herny Ford Has Granddaughter," NY Times, July 8, 1923, p. 8


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Inheritance
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs