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


Address: East side Main Street...


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! WALLIS & WALLIS, Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy GROCERIES,

FANCY CANDIES, CANNED FRUITS, DRIED FRUITS, and everything usually kept in a first-class Grocery house.

STOCK ENTIRELY NEW. 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, KANSAS.

Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.

Wallis & Wallis appear in a new advertisement this week. By close attention to business, first-class goods, and low prices, they have built up a large trade in the grocery line.

AD: WALLIS & WALLIS, Dealers in Staple and Fancy GROCERIES, AND QUEENSWARE, Fancy candies, canned fruits, and everything usually kept at a first-class Grocery house. Our stock of candies and canned fruits, which is the largest ever brought to Winfield, is ENTIRELY NEW. East side Main Street, Ford's old stand, Winfield, Kansas.

Goods delivered to any part of the city free of charge.

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.

Address of Ford's Old Stand, occupied later by Wallis & Wallis, was the location in 1872-1872 of the "Triplett Saloon."


Winfield Courier, September 30, 1880. Editorial by D. A. Millington.

Persons who resided here in 1872-3 will remember the groggery kept in the building now occupied by Wallis & Wallis, known as the "Triplett Saloon." That saloon was owned by Chas. C. Black; the rum sold over its counter came marked to Chas. C. Black, and Black hired and paid the employees in and about the saloon.

Winfield Directory 1880.

WALLIS & WALLIS, groceries and queensware, Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.


Groceries and provisions, Queensware, Woodenware, Etc.

This is one of the best grocery firms in the city, and they keep a large variety of groceries, which are sold at reasonable prices. They have a large trade, and among their patrons are some of the best families in Winfield. Besides groceries they keep on hand, and are always ready to sell at the lowest prices, perhaps the very best stock of Queensware, Woodenware, etc., to be found in this or any city of Southern Kansas.

The Messrs. Wallis expect to build on their present location a two story brick business house, which when completed will be an ornament to the city. The building will probably be put up during the present season.

This firm is noted for its business enterprise, and the members of the firm are trustworthy gentlemen.

The establishment is located on the east side of Main, between 8th and 9th avenues, and their goods are always of the best and freshest.

Note: Page built a brick building between Wallis & Wallis' grocery house and Boyer's clothing store on the east side of Main Street, between 8th and 9th avenues...

Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.

Jay Page, a gentleman lately from Eldorado and Topeka, has purchased the lot between Wallis & Wallis' grocery house and Boyer's clothing store on Main street in this city, and will immediately go to work putting up a two-story brick business house thereon.