A family that set up a homestead in No Man’s Land. The family patriarch, Fred Folker, was determined to plant an orchard, but it failed in 1934. His wife, Katherine Folker, was college-educated and originally from Missouri. During the Great Depression, she wanted to leave No Man’s Land and return to her home state, despite things not being any better there. Fred and Katherine had one daughter named Faye, who was Hazel Lucas’s brightest student. They also had a son named Gordon.
The Folkers Family Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character The Folkers Family appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: No Man's Land
...bookstore, a bank, a newspaper, a creamery, a few cafes, and a telephone office. The Folkers bought appliances, dresses for Katherine and Faye, more land, and “a big-shouldered house to replace... (full context)
Chapter 5: Last of the Great Plowup
Chapter 7: A Darkening
Chapter 8: In a Dry Land
Chapter 10: Big Blows
Chapter 12: The Long Darkness
Chapter 16: Black Sunday
...in Boise City that morning. More than two hundred people were in the church. Faye Folkers, Hazel Shaw’s brightest student, was there. The funeral procession started in the direction of Texhoma.... (full context)
...the rabbit drive in the northeast of town when the dust storm hit. At the Folkers’ homestead, Katherine and her son crouched down, unable to light their lantern. Black dust showered... (full context)