An Accidental Pioneer. A Farm Girl's Drive to the Finish by Lorene McCormick Burkhart
By Lorene McCormick Burkhart
Lorene Burkhart used to be a pioneer within the company international, turning into the 1st girl named head of a huge division for Borden's meals, that of recent Product improvement. She held a number of different positions in American businesses sooner than commencing to write, enhancing an Indianapolis journal and founding her personal publishing corporation. This ebook strains this philanthropic civic leader's heritage as a small city farm woman close to Vincennes Indiana and is filled with the wealthy tradition of southern Indiana.
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The couple set up housekeeping on a farm in Johnson Township in Knox County and had six children, one of whom was John, my great-grandfather, born in 1842. Farming has always been a labor-intensive endeavor, requiring as many working hands as possible. In the days before mechanized farming, the work was grueling and all the children of a farm family were expected to lend a hand, sometimes taking up some pretty heavy responsibilities as soon as they were able to walk and understand instructions.
The children’s bedrooms were upstairs. Besides the front and back porches, the house also had an enclosed side porch that held Ed’s big desk, where he kept his meticulous ledgers. Grandpa Ed McCormick was an enterprising farmer, and he hired out his threshing machine to farmers throughout the county. He also had an avid fascination for horticulture, and he was able to profit from this hobby with a flourishing peach orchard located on the farm. He loved to experiment with grafting fruit trees and nut trees, sometimes producing some rather strange combinations.
But in spite of the forces that drive me along unexpected routes, at heart I am and will always be a farm girl. CHAPTER 1 Genes and Geography The Creation of Character When my father, Clarence James McCormick, died on January 30, 1983, news of his passing made the front page of the Knox County Daily News, along with a story of his life that occupied one-third of page seven. His obituary also appeared in The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News and several other state and regional publications.