Homestead Cottage, 1906

Jennie Austin getting water at the well. Photo courtesy of Mary A.
At the Austin’s Homestead Cottage in 1906. Photo courtesy of Mary A.
Ladies sitting on porch of Homestead Cottage. Photo courtesy of Mary A.

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.

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