|Birth:||15 August 1905|
Co Lancaster, South Carolina, USA
113 years, 42 days
Hester Ford (née McCardell; born 15 August 1905) is a validated American supercentenarian.
Ford was born on 15 August 1905 in Lancaster County, South Carolina to Peter and Frances McCardell. She worked on a farm where she not only planted and picked cotton, but plowed the field and cut wood. She married John Ford on 12 March 1921 and they had 12 children (eight girls and four boys; including Hattie Thomas).
Ford moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1953 where she worked for more than 20 years as a nanny. She is a devout Christian and spent many years volunteering at her local church.
Ford suffers from dementia, but she is still able to remember Bible verses. On her 112th birthday, she was able to recite the 23rd Psalm. As of August 2017, she has 53 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, and 126 great-great-grandchildren. She still lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.