Posted by Adam Quinan on February 09, 2022 at 12:04:50 user Adam.
In Reply to: Re: The Great Aunt posted by John Nichols on February 09, 2022 at 08:09:57:
It was also not uncommon for young women who had either inherited money or were supported by other family members to care for family members who needed their help instead of marrying. I had two great great aunts who never married, one cared for her disabled older sister until she died just around the time I was born, then Aunt Anne lived on to be over 100 when she finally died in 1990. The other, Aunt Clare, was a missionary in Africa for many years.
I am actually married to a Great Aunt and am a Great Uncle myself.
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