"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

C. Bruce Ford and Dolores Finley

C. Bruce Ford

C. Bruce Ford

C. Bruce Ford, graduated with honors from Bradley University with a B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics. Bruce rose to the rank of master sergeant in the military in WWII.  His career as a respected mathematician flourished, leading to his civilian eimployment with prominent companies such as, IBM Corp, Burrell, Liberscope, and McDonell-Douglas.  He married Dolores Finely, an educator and the couple had five children, Bruce, Glenn, Cyd, Lois Ann, and Candy Lynn. His life is detailed in numerous chapters in, I Cannot Tell a Lie starting in Chapter 33.

Dolores Finley Ford

Dolores Finley Ford

Wife of C. Bruce Ford. Dolores was an outstanding and well-known educator in Galesburg, Illnois.

Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford

 Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford

Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford was the son of Major Geroge W. Ford.  He married Florence Harrison and the couple had four children: Elise, Florence, Bruce and Harrison. His life is detailed in numerous chapters in I Cannot Tell a Lie starting with Chapter 28.

Florence Harrison Ford, wife of Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford

Florence Harrison Ford, wife of Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford

Photo of Florence Ford, married to Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford. The couple had four children,  Elise, Florence, Bruce and Harrison. Florence Ford was a well-known seamtress in Peoria, Illinois.

A Young C. Bruce and Harrison

A Young C. Bruce and Harrison

Photo of a young C. Bruce and Harrison at their home on Gale Avenue in Peoria, Illinois.

Bruce Ford Jr.

Bruce Ford Jr.

Younger picture of Bruce Ford.

Bruce and Dolores in Detroit

Bruce and Dolores in Detroit

Bruce and Dolores in Detroit, Michigan.

Bruce Jr. and Dolores Ford

Bruce Jr. and Dolores Ford

Couple outside their of their residence in Galesburg, Illinois. 

C. Bruce and Family

C. Bruce and Family

Family photo of C. Bruce and his children in Peoria, Illinois. Left to right, Glen, Candy Lynn, Bruce, C. Bruce (father), and Lois Ann, Cyd Ford Keser.