Winfield, Kansas.

["Dealer in Everything." Sold Groceries, dry goods, boots, shoes, hats, caps, Yankee Notions, and Millinery Goods. Also made harnesses, saddles, etc.]

Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.

Name age sex color Place/birth Where from

Henry T. Ford 52 m w Ohio Illinois

Susan Ford 49 f w Ohio Illinois

Minnie Ford 22 f w Ohio Illinois

James Ford 18 m w Illinois Illinois

Lillian Ford 13 f w Illinois Illinois

Winfield 1880. S. J. Ford, 54.

Winfield Directory 1880.

Ford, S. J., r. Millington e. s. bet 11th and 12th avenues.



Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.


Keeps on hand a full supply of GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAPS. A full assortment of Yankee Notions and Millinery Goods.

Also manufacture Harness, Saddles, Collars, Bridles, Whips, etc. Only the best workmen employed. All work in this line warranted. If you can't find what you want elsewhere, call at Henry T. Ford's Store, East Side Main Street, Winfield, Kansas.

N. B. A Job-wagon, carrying Yankee Notions from this House, circulates in this and adjoining counties.


Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.

CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. Henry T. Ford vs. N. Roberson.

Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.

Two or three harness makers wanted at Ford's immediately.

Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.

Ford has purchased the Kenworthy property next to Shoeb's residence.

Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.

H. T. FORD, who has been in the mercantile business here for two years, was arrested last Saturday and lodged in jail on the charge of disposing of his property with intent to defraud his creditors. A. G. Wilson, an endorser of one of his notes, made the affidavit and Ford was committed. Monday morning Webb & Torrance applied to Judge Gans for a writ of habeas corpus, which was not granted. Mr. Torrance is now in Chautauqua County before his honor, Judge Campbell, on the same business. Hackney & McDonald are attorneys for the creditors.

Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.

Mr. Torrance returned from Topeka one day last week with the necessary "papers" to release his client, Mr. Ford, from jail. It will be remembered that Ford was arrested and lodged in jail on an affidavit charging him with disposing of his goods for the purpose of defrauding his creditors. Mr. Torrance applied for a writ of habeas corpus to the Probate Judge. After hearing the argument, Judge Gans decided not to release the prisoner. Mr. Torrance moved to vacate the order of arrest before Judge Campbell, at chambers. The motion was overruled. He then went to Topeka and applied to Associate Justice, D. M. Valentine, for a writ of habeas corpus. Hon. John Martin, the Democratic candidate for Governor, appeared and argued the "other side of the case." In the language of the lawyers, Mr. Torrance "got away with him," for he gained his point, came home, and had his client released from custody.

Mr. Ford was shortly afterward re-arrested, however, on a new affidavit and order of arrest, and is now in jail awaiting next week's term of court. A suit for damages may grow out of it, based on the ground of false imprisonment. Mr. Torrance has shown unusual persistency in the management of this case.

Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.

The jolly J. D. Cochran is helping the Receiver dispose of the goods at the Ford store. He is the "light weight" clerk, and handles laces, embroideries, hosiery, etc. As a clerk, he's a success.

Winfield Courier, January 4, 1877.

HENRY T. FORD has returned from Illinois, looking better for his trip.

Winfield Courier, January 4, 1877.

ROBERT WALLIS and family, relatives of W. M. Boyer, have arrived and will stay. Robert and C. C. will open up a grocery store at Ford's old stand. Robert bought Sheridan's farm, west of town. Sheridan goes to Oregon.

Winfield Courier, January 11, 1877.

The remnant of Ford's museum is moved down to Requa's old stand.

Winfield Courier, January 11, 1877.

The Wallis Brothers are repairing, preparatory to occupancy, the building lately known as Ford's store.

Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.

THE WALLIS BROS. have completed the repairs of the room formerly occupied by Henry T. Ford, and have received a large and new stock of groceries and confectionery. They opened their doors and were ready for business last Tuesday morning.

Winfield Courier, February 8, 1877.

Here We Are!


Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy GROCERIES,


And everything usually kept in a first-class Grocery house.


Our stock of Candies and Canned Fruits, which is the largest ever brought to Winfield, is fresh and of the very best quality.

Cigars and Tobacco a specialty.

We buy and sell for cash, and CASH ONLY.

East side Main St. (Ford's old stand).



Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.

C. L. Harter, sheriff to Jay Page, lot 9, block 128, Winfield, $475.

Susan J. Ford to Jay Page, lot 9, block 128, Winfield, $1.

Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.

DIED. We are informed that H. T. Ford, late a citizen of this place, and formerly quite an extensive dealer in harness and general merchandise, died in Harper County, in this state.