timeline Lewiston and life history. blaircountyhistory Altoona Area Public Library OF A GREAT THOROUGHFARE Redding AND BLAIR COUNTY S PART IN IT. The La-Villa growth and development of the channels of travel is an extremely interesting study. Ford Wikipedia Early life. Ford was born July 30, 1863, on a farm in Greenfield Township, Michigan. His father, Ford 1826–1905, was born in County Cork, Ireland.