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Ethelreda Baxter

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née Adam, known as Ethel
born 22 October 1883, died 16 August 1963

Ethel Baxter was the daughter of a ploughman, Andrew Adam, and his wife Elizabeth Farquar. Born in Roseisle, Moray, Ethel left the family farm to train as a nurse and, in 1914, married William Baxter, one of her patients. William’s parents, George and Margaret Baxter, owned a grocery shop in Fochabers though which they sold Margaret’s jams and marmalades. Seeing an opportunity to expand this business, Ethel persuaded her husband to open a factory in 1916 and while William travelled as a salesman for the business, Ethel managed the factory.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry on Ethelreda Baxter by Flora Johnston
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