Jesse William Ford (January 9, 1890 – ?) was co-organizer of the Oakland Camp of American Woodmen and served for over 30 years as a member of the Board of Deacons of United Beth Eden Baptist Church in Oakland, California.
Born in Dobson, Mississippi, Ford was the son of David and Mattie Barnes Ford. Following his graduation from Spring Hill High School in Florence, Mississippi, Ford moved during WWI to Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1925 Ford was hired by the Pullman Company as a sleeping car porter, a position he held for 35 years until his retirement in 1960.
Ford moved to Oakland, California in 1926 and became active in many clubs, organizations and churches.
In 1934 Jesse Ford married his wife Marcella Ford.