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From: "Betty" <>
Subject: Re: Single Fathers
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 06:51:54 -0500
Hello List (again),
I just did a Google search for "The Victorian Era" (or "Victorian Era"),
and I found this enclyclopedia-type article which offers other articles:
Here's a web site where a general overview of "Victorian times" is
I think this is part of the same web site - it discusses "Victorian manners"
.. which would HORRIFY .. today's young people !
That's all I'll offer for this morning.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 11:45 AM
Subject: Single Fathers
> Hello listers
> A short while back there was some discussion on the list about single
> fathers (widowers) being allowed to raise daughters. Was there ever any
> the subject with a definite, no it was not allowed, or yes they were?
> My great grandmother died two days after having given birth to my
> grandmother. My great grandfather remarried, and family lore had it that
the 2nd wife
> did not want the care and feeding of his two small daughters ages 2 and
> Up until this point his mother and father in law were living with him and
> presumably they had the care of the girls.
> I have been thinking that perhaps it was not that he did not want the
> but rather that it was a matter of necessity as a single father was not
> allowed the care of daughters.
> If anyone could answer the question it would help to clear up the
> Many thanks in advance.
> Susan in Marshfield