Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story

Sixteen year old Mary Janeway, a home child, is desperate to escape from her rural home child placement and flees to London, Ontario, to find a domestic position When conditions become unbearable, she moves on, vowing never to relinquish her freedom again.After she arrives in Hamilton as a young bride, she quickly adapts to the urban conveniences and the marvels of new inSixteen year old Mary Janeway, a home child, is desperate to escape from her rural home child placement and flees to London, Ontario, to find a domestic position When conditions become unbearable, she moves on, vowing never to relinquish her freedom again.After she arrives in Hamilton as a young bride, she quickly adapts to the urban conveniences and the marvels of new inventions that include electric sewing machines, sulphur matches, street stoplights, a one horsepower Brunswick refrigerator, the advent of the zipper, and the beginning of radio But even the latest technology can t stop the ravages of disease and other family tragedies.Mary lives through two world wars, the Spanish Influenza, and the Great Depression In spite of many hardships, she remains a strong, resilient woman well into her senior years and makes many contributions to Hamilton, the city she calls home.
Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway A Home Child Story Sixteen year old Mary Janeway a home child is desperate to escape from her rural home child placement and flees to London Ontario to find a domestic position When conditions become unbearable she

  • Title: Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story
  • Author: Mary Pettit
  • ISBN: 9781459701717
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Whatever Happened to Mary Janeway?: A Home Child Story”

    1. I live in Hamilton, Ontario and it was really interesting to have this perspective into the lives of women here in the early century. An accurate depiction; I felt like I was with my long-deceased great grandmother.

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