IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

TITLE:»CASSIE THOMPSON FORD (1889-1966)

 

PAPERS, 1937-1996

8 items

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 342) were donated by »Pauline Ritter in 1996.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

»In folder 1.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997.

 


»Biography

            Begin text here:»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

 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            Begin text here: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.