Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Ancestor’s Occupations

It’s Saturday, and Randy over at Genea-Musings has issued his weekly challenge to his readers.

Tonight’s challenge is “Your Ancestor’s Occupations”. Randy explains that:

1) Geneablogger Diane Gould Hall posted WORKDAY WEDNESDAY – What kind of work did your ancestors do? on her Michigan Family Trails blog last year, and I thought the topic could be used as an SNGF post.
2) Please go back several generations (say parents or grandparents or great-grandparents) and list the occupations that they had in the records you've found for them. You could do this, say, by ancestor table number.
3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.

My ancestors had the following occupations:

My Parents

2. Maurice Belair (1927-1996):

• 1940s: bushworker

ca 1952-1979: welder
• 1954: pipefitter (his marriage registration)
• 1979-1996: trucker (road builder)

3. Jacqueline Desgroseilliers (living):

• 1948, 1950s, 1980s: waitress

ca 1967: meat clerk at A&P
ca 1970: Avon sales rep

My Grandparents

3. Fred Belair (1889-1991):

• 1910s: laborer
ca 1921-1922: railroad work (perhaps as fireman)
• 1926: bridge builder (his marriage registration)
• 1927: iron worker (his son’s birth registration)
ca 1931: construction worker
ca 1932: garage owner
ca 1933: grocery store operator
• 1935: farmer
• 1930s-1950s: bushworker
ca 1942: mine painter

4. Julie Vanasse (1896-1967):

• 1920s, 1950s: domestic in private homes
• 1940s: cook in lumber camps

5. Eugène Desgroseilliers (1900-1960):

• 1925: farmer (his marriage registration)
ca 1927-1940: chief of police
• 1940: guard at Nobel dynamite factory
• 1940s-1950s: carpenter

6. Juliette Beauvais (1901-1948):

• housework (life)

My Great-Grandparents

8. Pierre Belair (1851-1941):

• farmer (life)
• 1884: landowner (his godchild’s baptism record)

9. Angélina Meunier (1855-1896):

• housework (life)

10. Olivier Vanasse (1863-1944):

• farmer (life) (his obituary)

11. Elisabeth Vanasse (1862-1947):

• housework (life)

12. Albert Desgroseilliers (1879-1957):

• farmer (life)

13. Clémentine Léveillé (1878-1969):

• housework (life)

14. Joseph Beauvais (1877-1937):

• 1901: lumberjack (1901 census)
• 1911: farmer and lumberjack (1911 census)
• 1937: farmer (his death registration)

15. Olivine Hotte (1877-1926):

• housework (life)

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