Monday, September 2, 2013

What did your people do? Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief...

Today it is Labor Day in the US. I was looking through some of the occupations in my family tree, and there are quite a variety of occupations...Butcher, Baker, no candlestick maker though.

Farmer
Butcher
Grocer
Graves of Sehoy and Red Eagle
Chef
Server
Telecommunications Consultant
Telephone Operator
Service Rep
Event Planner
House Painter
Photo Engraver
Copy Cutter
Coffee Roaster
Tire Retreader
Overseer
Bricklayer
Maurer
Coal Miner
Shipfitter
Fork Lift Operator
Call Center Manager
Night Watchman
Navy Officer
Midwife
Planter
Tax Collector
Ray Norman
Miller
Merchant
Post Office Clerk
Social Security Office
Secretary
Laborer, Driving Team
Minister
Rope Manufacturer
Flax Scutcher
Mechanic
Genealogist
Livery Stable Owner
Machinist
Flax Dresser
Engine Driver
Threshing Machinist
Puddler
Sausage Worker
Sports Reporter
Carpenter
Door to Door Salesman
Realtor
Music Teacher
FBI
CIA
Locomotive Fireman
Taxi Driver
Molder in Pipe Shop
Stenographer
Factory Girl
Nurse
Oil Derrick Hand
Ferry Owner
Blacksmith
Cabinet Maker
Postmaster
Homemaker
Cooper in Barrel Factory
John Norman
Pipe Fitter
Servant
Probation Officer
Truck Driver
Teacher
Printer
Bookkeeper
Home Economics Teacher
Jeweler
Sheriff
Shot Firer
Millwright
Doctor
Surveyor
Baker
Kitchen Maid
Fireman
School Principal
Radio Station General Manager
Oil Millionaire
Locomotive Engineer
Hoisting Engineer
Cameo Carver
Railroad Agent
Police Officer
Able Seaman
Munitions Worker
Dairyman
Sawyer
Paper Maker
Laundress
Country Music Star and Actress
Tailor
Husbandman
Dentist
Restaurant Owner
Attorney
Optician
Steer Roper
Boiler
Rolling Mill Worker
Wilson Naval Store and Turpentine Still
Turpentine Distiller
Turpentine Laborer
Wood Chopper
Mail Carrier
Ship Carpenter
Steel Guitar Player
Deputy Sheriff
Well Digger
Merchant Marine
Knight
Pharmacist
Saw Mill Worker
NASA Rocket Scientist
Tool Grinder
Sheep Herder
Creek Indian Chief
Princess of the Wind Clan
Forrester
Justice of the Peace
Cement Worker
Sewing Machine Operator
Veterinary Surgeon
Thread Repairer
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Construction Worker
Plumber
Flagman
Clerk
Plasterer
Coal Vendor
Cargo Checker
Saw Filer
Steam Fitter
Building Contractor
Cafeteria Worker
Oil Field Laborer
Railroad Brakeman
Peddler
State Senator
Judge
Firewood Vendor
Cordwainer
Inventor
Dressmaker

Some of these occupations are no longer in existence. I wonder if someone will be saying the same about our current occupations in another hundred years?