Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Farmers and Farmerettes
I have to admit …. until I saw the term farmerette used in a 1930 census to describe the occupation of my great-aunt, Margaret (Hanlin) Baldwin, I would have insisted the word didn't exist. But, according to Merriam-Webster Online, a farmerette is "a woman who is a farmer or a farmhand. First known use 1902." Love these little bits of information that come from researching my ancestors!
Margaret was the sister of my grandfather, Harrison Hanlin.