biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
C. W. FORD is one of the proprietors of the creamery at Rose Hill, Iowa, at present op- erated under the firm name and style of Ford & Co. He was born in Linn County, Iowa, Nov. 18, 1863, and is the son of Eros and Mary (Hal- stead) Ford. The latter is deceased, but the former still resides in Linn County and pursues the occupation of farming. The subject of this sketch, C. W. Ford, came to his present location in March, 1886. The creamery just established at Rose Hill is a new enterprise, and the building, machinery and all attachments are new and good. The churning is at present done by horse-power. The routes for cream are hardly yet fairly es- tablished, but the field is a good one, and the en- terprise is in the hands of young men of sterling worth, thoroughly competent in every detail of the business, and they expect to manufacture an aver- age of 2,000 pounds of butter per week, taking the season through.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy