Eleanor Ford

Edsel & Eleanor Ford: 100 Years of Love

2016 marks the 100th year anniversary of Edsel & Eleanor Ford's marriage. Edsel Ford was Henry Ford's son. Of course, Henry Ford is famous for founding the Ford Motor Company. Edsel married Eleanor, niece of the department store owner Joseph L. Hudson, in 1916. The two had four kids and built an unprecedented house in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI in 1929. Here is a picture of the Ford Family Tree:

ford family tree

While Edsel and Eleanor both passed away a long time ago, their legacy lives on. The Edsel and Eleanor Ford Home is open for tours on Tuesday-Friday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The fee to tour the house is $12/person and it is well worth it. From the immaculate garden setting, to the unbelievable swimming pool, this home has it all. The house is located at 1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. The website for the museum can be found here.

ford house

The house and the marriage associated with it has left a lasting impact on society forever. It is a continued sign of love and trust within a relationship. There are so many keepsakes preserved within the house from the original owners. A great place to store those keepsakes would be inside of a Life Chest! Right now, The Life Chest is offering up to 50% OFF select chests in our Wedding Collection!