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Cassie Thompson Ford papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IWA0245
The Cassie Thompson Ford papers date from 1937 to 1996 and contain 8 items. The papers consist of biographical information, newspaper clippings, and one photograph. Two items written by Ford, a poem and a play entitled "The 18-acre Kitchen", are also included.

Dates

  • 1937-1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Extent

8.00 items

Photographs in folder 1. other_unmapped

Abstract

Homemaker who farmed with her husband near Central City, Iowa.

Arrangement One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Biographical / Historical

Cassandra R. Thompson Ford, known as Cassie, was born on September 8, 1889 in Wisconsin. She went west to teach school after completing the Normal School Training Course at the Richland Center (Wisconsin) High School. She met her future husband, Charles "Manly" Ford, in Wyoming, and they were married in 1914 in Stanton, Iowa. They lived on a farm just northeast of Central City, Iowa. Ford and her husband lived on this small farm for 44 years raising cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, and chickens. Ford gardened, canned, cooked, and sewed for her family in addition to teaching Sunday School and working with the Ladies' Aid. Cassie Ford died in 1966 at the age of seventy-six.

Method of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 342) were donated by Pauline Ritter in 1996.
Author
Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)