Violet Tractor - 1941

Violet – Rob Ray, DCHS Collections Committee chair – Nancy Reger, and Greg Nobis.

On Monday, June 19, the Delaware County Historical Society received a special donation – a 1941 Ford Ferguson tractor. Previously owned by Greg and Suzan Nobis of Delaware, the tractor was lovingly restored by Rob Ray of Ostrander earlier this year. The tractor, named Violet, worked fields in Michigan and was then sold to Maggie and Charlie Webb, who brought it to Delaware County. Maggie, a DCHS volunteer, and her husband, sold it to Suzan and Greg Nobis of Marysville Road in Delaware where Violet plowed fields and pulled hayrides for their grandchildren.

In May of this year, Greg contacted the Delaware County Historical Society and asked if he could donate it.


Violet joins her “sister” Virginia, a 1941 Farmall H, previously owned by Nobis and restored in 2015by Rob Ray. They serve as an homage to our county’s agricultural heritage and will be brought out on the Meeker lawn for special events and celebrations.