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Archive for April 21st, 2008

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OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Reunion of the Caylor family

Caylor Family Reunion
pre-1921, probably Hamilton County, Indiana

 

My Great-Grandparents

My Great-Grandparents
John Lafayette & Katie J. (Blazer) Johnson

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Another Shout Out!

And if you didn’t get here through my website – then you need to go check that out!

http://wendylittrell.tripod.com/allmybranches.html

It has lots of information about my family history.

And if you are a stickler for “is my surname there?” because you’re a little ADD or too impatient then I’ll list those:

AMORE

HOUSE

WERTS/WERTZ

JOHNSON

GOUL

BLAZER

STERN

WILT

CAYLOR

BUSHONG

CLAWSON

MULLIS

Word of caution: Those aren’t the only surnames in my family file.  There are a lot of collateral lines with different names.  Some I have information on and some I don’t.  You’ll never know just by glancing at the above and discounting it.  Go check it out and let me know if we are related!

 

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Yep – you read that right!  A Harnessmaker!  Wanted to list the occupations of folks in my family history file so I spent a little time yesterday evening going through the list.  I haven’t input some occupations yet so this is really an incomplete listing.  Most of the occupations I’ve found either through censuses or obituaries or my own personal knowledge.  Most of the women in the censuses were usually “house keepers” or “house wives” or “homemakers” and that would be a ton of them.  I didn’t count those.  So here are some interesting facts:

The Top Occupations included: Farmer (38), Minister (11), and Teacher (8).  The ministers included 1 Nun, 1 elder in a church, and ministers who were evangelical, circuit riders, Officers in the Salvation Army, “First Church” (don’t know if that was Baptist or what), and Methodist.  The teachers included a principal and a college president.  Other occupations included:

Accountant/Auditor

Attorney           3

Business owner (store, distillery-2, printing, grocer -2, company, billiard parlor, metal fab, )

Military 3

(Indentured-1) servant – 3

Shoemaker       5

Railroad           2

Miner               7

Harness maker/miller-3/

Stone mason

Fireman

Painter              3

Baseball player

Stock buyer

Carpenter -5/farmer

Clerk (store) (office girl)

Teamster-2/blacksmith

Postal worker (post mistress, postmaster)

Doctor

Butcher

Farm hand        3

Steel worker

Seamstress       3

Engineer           3

Salesman (wholesale groceries -2, candy company, herff jones-2, clothing company, paint)

Teaming

Furnaceman (pottery)

Nurse               2

Ran a boarding house

Inventor

Machinist (press operator) 4

Laborer            5

Barber              2

Auto mechanic

Telephone operator      2

Delivery man

Logger             2

Stenographer

Hostess restaurant

Optician

Textile mill worker -2

Institutional cook

Civil service -2

Real estate broker/sales

Truck driver

Automotive

Plumber

Author

Medical receptionist

Patrolman

Singer

Photographer

Graphic artist

Dentist

Justice of the Peace

Casket maker

Office girl

Bank employee

Investment companies

Some people had two or three different occupations in their lifetime.  I’m not talking about doing the same type work at several different locatons.  My grandfather was a coal miner, a machine press operator for a novelty company, and a house painter.  My other grandfather started off as a “chauffeur” – not a limo driver – before going into the military for most of his life.  He also was a volunteer Fire Chief and employed with the Civil Service after his retirement from the military.  I think that researching the occupations is interesting.  Go find out what “chauffeur” was back in 1920 or what a Teamster was (not the same kind that Jimmy Hoffa was!).  Some are pretty self-explanatory.  What did you come up with?

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