As you might imagine, running a
boarding house was a considerable
amount of hard work, including
in 1906, getting water from the well.
Just like many other boarding house
owners, Mort Austin also farmed.
In 1906 Mort and Jennie Austin’s
3 sons: McKinley, 7, Raymond, 6,
and Willie (Bill), 3.
Their grandfather Henry Austin still
lived with them.