View Single Post
  #8  
Old 22-02-21, 19:26
Phoenix's Avatar
Phoenix Phoenix is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7,154
Default

There are plenty of examples in the early C20th of children being placed in orphanages while one or more parent was still alive because the parents were unable to cope. Conceivably, the eldest child might be old enough to go out to work, while younger children were too young to leave their mother - or a difficult period had passed.
__________________
The chestnuts cast their flambeaux
Reply With Quote