Wednesday, June 15, 2016


We have a multitude of occupations within the family. Butchers, bakers and candlestick makers! I've been keeping track of the different occupations as I do research. How do I find what their occupations or employment was? The US Federal Censuses have a space for that. The census taker had just a small space in which to write that info, and the early censuses did not ask that question.

Here are a few of those I have made note of:

  • Locomotive Fireman
  • Harness Maker
  • Dressmaker
  • Seamstress
  • Switch Foreman (Railroad)
  • Carpenter

  • House Man (Contractor, carpenter)
  • Blacksmith
  • Mortician
  • Asst Mortician
  • Auto Salesman
  • Clerk in Store
  • Constable
  • Mechanic

  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Sheriff
  • Carriage Maker
  • Justice of the Peace
  • County Commissioner
  • Judge
  • Senator 
  • Representative (Legislative)
There are quite a few farmers and seamstresses amongst our kin. 

Ta ta for now,

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