Occupation on ship Manifest

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Occupation on ship Manifest

Post by rlopatosky » 18 May 2015, 04:54

My wife's grandmother came to America in 1920
It states that she is single but her occupation is 'H.wife'

What does this mean? Was she married, was a housewife and is no longer married?

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Re: Occupation on ship Manifest

Post by PippoM » 18 May 2015, 10:01

I'm not English mother tongue, but I think she could be a housewife (a woman who did not have a proper occupation, but just stayed at home working at home care) even without being literally a "wife"!
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