This old empty house was once the home of William "Bill" and Julia (Long) Ordway. The house is located just a mile or more south of Crayne, almost directly across the road from the Allie and Vera Kirk home that is listed in the last article.
The history of when the house was built is not known for sure, but it is probably at least a hundred years old. Bill and Julia Ordway lived here until they died and then their daughter Ida Ordway lived here until she died Jan. 22, 1967. The house has sat empty every since. It has withstood wind, rain, snow, sleet, hail and still stands today . This picture was made in the summer of 2008.
William Ordway was born Nov. 15, 1855 and died April 10, 1925. His wife Julia was born July 8, 1859 and died Dec. 23, 1935. They are all buried at the Crayne Cemetery.