The History of My House: 1970-Present Day

Well, we know in 1970 the Dunlaps were still living in our house. Then in 1975, a new name in the ACD (Ashland City Directory) shows up. Satterfield.

Eunice Y. Satterfield , seemed to be a widow, and only lived there a short time, because by 1980 a new name was listed in the house. She potentially could have been there from 1971 to 1979, but I’m not sure right now. I did find that she was alive until recently, a newspaper mention of her was that she passed away in September of 2009.

In 1980 the new owners of 252 Banning were the Kauffmans, Earl and Leola. He worked as a driver for Yellow Frt. I don’t know what that is, but that’s what the ACD said. It looks like Earl is still living, at 89 years of age. I may work up the courage to go visit him and see if he has any old pictures of our house, even if it just was 1980 and not in the 20’s. I’d LOVE to see what it looked like back then.

I’m not sure when the Kauffmans sold or who they sold it to. So there’s a gap right now, and I could go back to the courthouse to really nail down the info, but I can’t right now.

Somewhere in there though, the Ritz family owned it and she married a Derr. So we bought it from the Derr’s in 2006, and now are looking for that next special buyer that will love our house the way at least 8 families before them loved and cared for 252 Banning Avenue. Every house has a history, and if you dig enough you can find it!

The Heart Barn, circa 2007

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