She was raised there along with her younger siblings until her family moved to Charlottetown. Alice was 14 when they moved.
In the 1850s, she met an Ontario man named Ford and fell in love with him. A few years later they married. Their only son, Owen, was born in the late 1850s. Alice always told little Owen stories about her family and her birthhouse in Four Winds.
- "My mother was born and spent her childhood here, you know. She used to talk a great deal to me of her old home."
- —Alice's son Owen Ford about his mother.
Alice is a female given name of Old German origin and means noble or exalted.
- Anne's House of Dreams (mentioned only)