W.76  First Officer Suzanne 'Sue' Ford 
 flag usa   b. 2 Apr 1915, Morristown NJ  14 Apr-42 to Oct-45

 

W076 Ford Suzanne 

ATA

     

 

 

nee Humphreys

Father: Landon Humphreys

Ed. Somerset Hills School, Far Hills NJ, and Westover School, Connecticut

At Westover, she was a member of the basketball, field hockey, track and high jumping teams and "is an excellent rifle shot. She is an expert horsewoman and has followed the Essex Fox Hounds regularly."

Learnt to fly in 1931 and entered the National Air Pageant in 1933, and All American Air Races in Jan 1934

m. 1936 Frederick Ward Ford from Morristown (divorced c.1947)

ata suzanne humphreys marriage 1936

"Smiling happily, Mr and Mrs Frederick Ward Ford march down the aisle of the chapel of Somerset Hills School"

prev. exp. 400 hrs

Address in 1942: 2 East 8th St, New York

Travelled to Bristol from Halifax, NS on the SS Tetela with Grace Stevenson, Virginia Garst and Hazel Raines, arriving 11 May 1942.

m. 1948 Peter Rafael de Florez

Later headed her family's pharmaceutical business (The Humphreys Medicine Company, founded by her great-grandfather in 1853) in New York.

 ata suzanne de florez 1957

d. 25 Jul 2001 - Nyack, Rockland, NY

 The company still exists, as Humphreys Pharamacal, headquartered in Connecticut - see https://www.humphreysusa.com/

 


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