B. O. Ford Family Leaves for West Virginia

Skidmore, Missouri was a busy town in the first part of the 20th century, but not every businessman found it to be the right fit.  B. O. Ford and family closed up shop and went back East in 1922, as we see in the July 20, 1922 edition of the Skidmore News:

Fords to Leave.

Last week B. O. Ford disposed of his meat market and grocery store, and is making preparations to leave in a few days for West Virginia, where he will engage in business.

Mr. Ford came here in 1915 as manager of the Skidmore Mercantile Co.  A few months later he opened a toggery shop, which he conducted until two years ago, then he sold his stock of goods and purchased the meat market and grocery of C. E. Owens.

 

Advertisement from the July 13, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5., "Furniture for Sale.  I will sell my household furniture at private sale at the residence in west part of town.  Buy any number of pieces you want.  Practically new piano at a reasonable price.  Mrs. B. O. Ford."

From the July 13, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5.

 

 

Advertisement from the July 20, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri).  "Auction Sale of Household Goods.  I will sell my household furniture at residence 1 1/2 blocks west of the band stand, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 22nd Consisting of Piano, practically new; Bed Room Suite; Library Table; Chiffonier; Cook Stove; 3-burner Oil Stove; Kitchen Cabinet; 2 Rockers; Dining Room Set; Sanitary Couch; New 9x12 Rug; Throw Rugs; Electric Fan; Cooking Utensils and Dishes; Carpenter Tools; Electric Pressing Iron; Bed Clothing; and many other articles.  Mrs. B. O. Ford."

From the July 20, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 8.