Mrs. Anna M. Ford (Astoria)
1901 POWA Astoria and Ilwaco WA not listed
1903 POW pg. 121 Astoria “McCrea Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs. A M Ford) photographers, 638 Commercial”
1903 Polk Astoria City Directory pg. 78 “Foard (sic), Mrs Anna M (McCrea-Foard Co), res 158 9th”; pg. 134 “McCrea-Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs. Anna M Ford), photographers, 638 Commercial, Tel Red 2145”; “McCrea, J P (McCrea-Ford Co), bds 158 9th”
1905 POW pg. 126 Astoria “McCrea Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs Anna M Ford) photographers, 638 Commercial”
1907 POW pg. 127 Astoria “McCrea Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs Anna M Ford) photographers, 638 Commercial”
1909 POW pg. 71 Astoria “McCrea Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs Anna M Ford) photographers, 632 Commercial”
1910 Or pg. 238 Astoria “McCrea-Ford Co., 632 Commercial”
1911 POW pg. 68 Astoria “McCrea Ford Co (J P McCrea, Mrs Anna M Ford) photographers, 632 Commercial”
“McCrea-Ford Co. Astoria Ore. Ilwaco Wash.” print on mount front, 8 x 10 print, home view with ms date July 1901 (OHS collection)
News Items and Advertisements
1900: “Jolly Old Uncle Josh. A Realistic Romance of Astoria which a Number of Prominent Business Men Take a Very Conspicuous Part. (meaning a fictional drama based upon Astoria’s commercial district as a setting.) … ‘Now,’ cried the old gentleman, ‘now for a picture of this crowd, in good old country fashion, we’ll go to the photograph gallery, and the McCrea-Ford Co., successors to Snodgrass, have a good one. Their pictures are wonderful in fidelity and finish. I want one full-size photo for my study and some small ones for my friends. Mr. Able, the operator, has the soul of a true artist; all of his work is a labor of love, in chick he will not stop short of perfection …” The Morning Astorian, pg., col. 2 (columns on this page are double-wide)
1903: “Damage Suits Filed. — In the court of the justice of the peace yesterday forenoon a suit for damages was filed against the Wells-Fargo Express company. The damage included the destruction and loss of negatives shipped by plaintiff through defendant. The sum, in damages, sued for , is $250. In the afternoon a second suit was filed by Mary E. McCrea against the Northern Pacific Express company to recover three gold nuggets and a diamond ring, or their equivalent in the sum of $100. It is alleged that the jewelry was addressed to Princeton, Ind., and has not been received or heard from, though four months has elapsed. J. M. Hughes is attorney in each case filed.” The morning Astorian, April 07, 1903, pg. 3, col. 3
1903: “M’CREA-FORD CO. GETS VERDICT. The jury in the case of the McCrea Ford company vs. Wells, Fargo & Co. in Justice Goodman’s court returned a verdict at 10:45 last evening, awarding the plaintiff $100 damages. The amount sued for was $160. The case occupied the time of the court from 10 a. m. until the verdict was reached. The jurymen were Harry Twilight, C. E. Johnson, Captain Gus Fisher and Leander Lebeck. J. M. Hughes was attorney for the plaintiff, and C. R. Thompson represented the epress company. The damage sustained by the McCrea-Ford company was to photographic negatives, and occurred in various shipments between Astoria and Portland during the past two years.” The morning Astorian, May 01, 1903, Image 3, col. 3.
1904: “The McCrea-Ford Company’s studio was closed yesterday and will remain closed today because of the death of Rev. James McCrea, of Columbus City, Iowa, father of Mr. J. P. McCrea, Mrs. A. M. Ford and Miss M. E. McCrea. Rev. Mr. McCrea was almost 86 years of age, and had spent his long life In charge of United Presbyterian churches in his native state of Ohio and In Indiana, Nebraska and Iowa.” The morning Astorian, August 16, 1904, pg. 5, col. 4.
1905: “Do you know that the McCrea Ford Co., 638 Commercial street, are making a big reduction on all photographs during the Lenten season?” The morning Astorian, March 14, 1905, pg. 5, col. 2., repeating ad to April 5, 1905.
1906: “Chosen to Reign as Queen of Astoria Regatta … Miss Esther Anderson” Photo credited McCrea-Ford Co. Oregonian, August 25, 1906, pg. 1, cols. 4-5.
1908: “Another party, bound for the State Fair, from this city, last evening consisted of Messrs. J. P. McCrea and Phil J. McDonough, Mrs. Anna M. Ford and Miss Mary McCrea. They went up the river on the Lurine, and will spent the week at the Capital City.” The Morning Astorian, September 16, 1908, pg. 4, col. 3.
1905: “W. Whyte of Boise, Idaho, has taken charge of the McCrea=Ford studio for a time, and for the next 30 days will make the best $5.00 photographs for $3.50. See our work. Best in the city.” The Morning Astorian, September 16, 1908, pg. 4, col. 3.
1905: “W. Whyte, of Boise, Idaho, has taken charge of the McCrea-Ford studio for a time, and for the next 30 days will make the best $5.00 photographs for $3.50. See our work. Best in the city for cash money.” The morning Astorian, March 14, 1905, pg. 5, col. 3., repeated March 24.
1908: “Home Is Sold — The Van Dusen Real Estate Company has effected the sale of Mrs. Van Glahm’s house and lot on Seventeenth street between Franklin and Grand avenue to Mrs. Anna M. Ford and sister, of the McCrea-Ford studio. Mrs. Van Glahm was formerly Mrs. Jennie Campbell. Her husband’s interests are all in Portland and it is their intention to move to Sellwood where they are contemplating the construction of a new house.” The Morning Astorian, September 24, 1908, pg. 5, col. 2.
1909: “Cheerful Word Received – Mrs. Anna M. Ford has received a cheerful letter from her young son, Adrian, who with another lad, skipped out from their homes in this city, ten days ago, ‘to take the world by the throat’ and make money. He is at Aberdeen, doing clean healthful work at $1.50 a day, is quite pleased with his prospects and declares he does not want to come back until he has ‘won out.’ He is well and hearty, and Mrs. Ford will let him stay with it, until he gets enough of it, and comes home voluntarily as all right-minded boys do in the end.” The Morning Astorian, March 30, 1909, pg. 5, col. 3.