So before 1750 what term did they use? They referred to these relations as "cousins." Prior to 1750 the word cousin may have meant the wife or husband of a first cousin, a nephew or niece, any other indirect relationship stemming from a marriage, or quite simply, any blood relationship except from one's parents, which would include first cousins. Confusing, isn't it?
(Information from the magazine Heritage Quest, November/December 1997; Issue Number 72.)
Did you know that there was no income tax in the Gay Nineties? (1890-1899)
A 70-hour work week was typical in the mid-1800s.
In 1927, the year my Dad was born, these were the costs of every day items:
- milk - $.56 a gallon
- bread - $.09 a loaf
- postage stamp - $.02
- gasoline - $.10 a gallon
- car - $475
- home - $7,682
- The average income was $1,358.
Calvin Coolidge was the President of the United States in 1927.
Ta ta for now,