In elite families, sons were often focused on education, and were sent away to boarding schools in England for the majority of their schooling. They'd often return to take on a role within the family business.
A son was expected to help out on the farm or take on roles within the family business. If something happened to his father, a son was often the person responsible for providing for the family.
Daughters of wealthy families often spent their time in school or being tutored, enjoying social engagements and being groomed to become a woman of high society and find an acceptable husband.
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