LEE M. FORD,
son of the Montana pioneer, the late Robert S. Ford, was
born in his father's ranch on Sun River near Fort Shaw in what
is now Cascade County Apr. 1, 1883.
When he was about twelve years of age his parents moved
to Great Falls, where he attended the grammar and high schools.
He also was a student in St. Paul's School at Concord, New
Hampshire, In 1904, having attained his majority, he went
to work for the Great Falls National Bank, of which his father
was president, in the capacity of messenger, and by his own
diligence and merit was promoted from time to time until he was
chosen president of the institution in January, 1913.
Mr. Ford is a democrat and takes an active
interest in many of the broader concerns of his home state.
HE is vice president of the Montana State Historical Society.
Nov. 14, 1906, he married Rachel Mary Couch, daughter of
Capt. Thomas and Rachel (Webber) Couch. They have
one daughter, Rachel Sue.
Source: Montana, Its Story and Biography - Volume
II - Published by The American Historical Society: Chicago and
New York - 1921 - Pg. 536