Trafalgar Township Historical Society Digital Collections
Ford Farmhouse


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
“This house on the Fifth Line was built by my great grandfather James Ford – my grandfather J.A. Ford and family lived here, also my father R.R. Ford and family. Hank, Jim, and myself were all born in this house. We had no indoor plumbing or electricity. We did our homework with a gas or oil lamp. We pumped our drinking water from a well and our wash water from a cistern. The sign on the house says R.R. Ford Insurance Agent.

The basement had mud walls and a mud floor with planks laid out to walk on. When Isobel was small the family did not have a refrigerator, so carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables were kept down there in bags of sand to keep them from rotting. The basement was home to rats, mice and all kinds of other creatures, and the most frightening thing in the world was to be sent down there with just an oil lamp and having to stick your hand in one of those bags of sand.

Information from Isobel Ford.

Notes:
The Ford farm was on 5th Line at Lower Base Road, Trafalgar Township.
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
James Robertson Ford, 1823-1896. Married Jane McLean, 1824-1894. John Albert Ford, 1859-1939. Married Mary Margaret Newell, called Maggie, 1869-1953. R.R. Ford is Robert Robertson Ford, b.November 20, 1883 d.November 8, 1970. Married Mary Bell (Featherstone) on September 17, 1921 (1898-1974). Robert Featherstone Ford, called "Hank", b.August 23, 1922 d.October 30, 2012. James, called Jim. Isobel Ford, married surname Davison. Marion Ford, married surname Williamson, b.June 10, 1933-. Doreen Ford, married surname Ralph.
Local identifier:
TTOIIFD0070
Collection:
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.50011 Longitude: -79.78293
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Ford Farmhouse
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Ford Farmhouse


“This house on the Fifth Line was built by my great grandfather James Ford – my grandfather J.A. Ford and family lived here, also my father R.R. Ford and family. Hank, Jim, and myself were all born in this house. We had no indoor plumbing or electricity. We did our homework with a gas or oil lamp. We pumped our drinking water from a well and our wash water from a cistern. The sign on the house says R.R. Ford Insurance Agent.

The basement had mud walls and a mud floor with planks laid out to walk on. When Isobel was small the family did not have a refrigerator, so carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables were kept down there in bags of sand to keep them from rotting. The basement was home to rats, mice and all kinds of other creatures, and the most frightening thing in the world was to be sent down there with just an oil lamp and having to stick your hand in one of those bags of sand.

Information from Isobel Ford.