antedating of 'baby shower' (1911)

Sam Clements sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Thu Jan 1 05:34:56 UTC 2004

>From the appeals list of the OED, who wanted earlier than 1937.

>From the Indiana Evening Gazette(Indiana, PA), April 17, 1911, page 1,
column 2:

<The ladies of the Baptist church gave a surprise "baby shower" in honor of
Edwin Wendsor, the new son of Mr. and Mrs. B. D. McMillen. at their

Sam Clements

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