In 1880, the leading industries of St. Louis included brewing, flour milling, slaughtering, machining, and tobacco processing. Other industries including the making of paint, bricks, bag, iron. During the 1880s, the city grew in population by 29 percent, from 350,518 to 451,770, making it the country’s fourth largest city; it also was fourth measured by value of its manufactured products, and more than 6,148 factories existed in 1890. However, during the 1890s manufacturing growth slowed dramatically. The Panic of 1893 and subsequent depression and the overproduction of grain made St. Louis mills considerably less productive and valuable. Flour milling was halved in production, and most other industries suffered declines.
List of names of Factory workers and where they worked in Chicago in 1900. Fill out the form to your right (include your name and E-mail and then in the message field enter your ancestors name and occupation if you know it.)