OHU50K Notes Off Market
Happy looking circa 1900 Victorian-era cottage is lovely with its white picket fence, inviting front porch, gleaming hardwood floors, and even a rear porch swing! Such a startling difference from the sad family history.
This home for sale is immaculate! Three bedrooms, one bath. Large living and dining rooms, eat-in kitchen. One bedroom upstairs has a little balcony. Nice front porch and patio area.
- 3 bed
- 1 bath
- sqft lot
- Build date 1900
108 W 1st St, Coffeyville, KS 67337.
This was originally the home of Hollis Ford (1837-1891), a native of Vermont, who moved with his parents near Chicago, Illinois when seven years of age. Hollis married Fatima Sheldon Ford (1842- 1920) in 1860 and moved to Coffeyville in 1870, later building this home there. The couple had five children, of whom only two survived into adulthood. Hollis made his living as a farmer, and also owned the Gate City Lodging House. He was ardent member of the Mason fraternity. He died in the home in 1891 at the age of 54.
Per The Coffeyville Weekly Journal
28 Aug 1891,
“For nearly three years, Hollis Ford, a well known and highly respected citizen of this county and a resident of this city, has been a patient sufferer from a chronic affection. Several times he was brought very near death’s door, but rallied and renewed the struggle. On Wednesday forenoon the Grim Monster obtained the victory, and the victim sank peacefully into rest, surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. ford was an honest man, a good citizen, a tender father, a loving husband. He died in hope of a blessed resurrection.”
After the death of Hollis Ford, his widow Fatima continued to live in the home with son Sheldon, a teamster at the mill, and grandson Floyd, a cable splicer for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Fatima’s mother came to live with them for a short while but died in the home of blood poisoning in 1895.
Floyd married Helen Lee Wilson Ford (1893-1919) around 1915, and the couple had daughter Della in 1916. In June of 1917, however, more tragedy struck. A cyclone struck Coffeyville, seriously injuring Floyd. He survived, but that same year, his dear wife Helen began to have health issues. She went to a sanitarium in 1918, but succumbed to tuberculosis in 1919 at the young age of 25, leaving behind her little daughter.
Floyd remarried sometime before 1930. His new wife, Beulah Guthrie Ford had four children from a previous marriage, so they moved out of the Coffeyville home, eventually relocating to Redondo Beach, California.