DATABASE OF TELEPHONE OPERATORS
1880 TO 1920

In the box below enter the name of your ancestor you are looking for and include short description of the person.

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529,000 database of hobo and tramp names, biographical sketches,and comments on Hobo’s1877 to 1940

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A GUIDE TO AMERICAN TRADE CATEGORIES 1850 TO 1920

This database will be available October 2020

This database has been15 years in the making and allows researchers to find family members by occupation 1850-1920

Review the categories listed below and choose one category that your ancestor may have worked in.  Enter the category in the content box below with a 60 word description of the ancestor.

agricultural implements and machinery

alcohol and tobacco

architectural building materials

artist materials and supplies

automobiles

Barber supplies

beekeeper’s equipment and supplies

bells and Bell founders

bicycles and accessories

boats , ships, marine hardware and supplies

books booksellers and publishers

carriages, wagons and accessories

celebration, decorations and theatrical goods,

China and pottery

clocks and watches

clothing

dental instruments furnishings and supplies

Department dry goods and miscellaneous stores

drugs and Pharmaceuticals

fences

firearms

fire engine’s

food and drink

furniture

glassware

hardware builder’s hardware general hardware goods

hardware tools and machine tools

hardware miscellaneous machinery engines and supplies

horse goods

Jewelry

lighting I candle oil gas and electricity

livestock

magic lanterns in stereoscopes and stereo opticians

Medical and surgical instruments and supplies

Musical instruments and accessories

optical and scientific apparatus

ornamental iron work

paint

photographic apparatus and supplies

plumbing would let press in chromium

printer’s equipment

printer samples

Thompson waterwheels

railroad equipment local Motors pulling stocking supplies

refrigerators

Rd building machinery and equipment

scales and weighing devices

nurserymen products

sewing machine accessories

silver Ware

sporting goods

Stationary

stoves and heating equipment

telephone operators, linemen and other telephone classifications

toys games and equipment

typewriters

undertaker’s equipment

washing machines

weathervanes

windmills

 

CRAFTS

 glass crafts

Ceramics and ceramic arts include:

Fiber and textile crafts

Flower crafts

Leatherwork

Houseware

Fashion

Cloth

Jewelry

Needlework

Paper crafts

Paper crafts include:

Wood and furniture crafts

Stone crafts

Metal crafts

 

 

 

 

 

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VANISHED DATABASE OF SELECTED OCCUPATIONS

Dairymen and dairywomen
. Farmers, planters, and overseers
Gardeners,
florists, nurserymen, Lumbermen and craftsmen
Stock raisers, herders, and drovers.
Wood choppers·
Professiona1 services
Actors,
professional showmen,
Architects,
designers,
draftsmen,
Artists ana teacher’! I of art
Electricians
Engineers
Surveyors
Journalists
Lawyers
Literary and scientific persons
Musicians and teachers of music
Officials (government) Physicians and surgeons ……..
Teachers and professors in colleges, etc. …
Domestic and personal service Barbers and hairdressers Bartenders
Boarding and lodging housekeepers Hotel keepers
Housekeepers and stewards
Janitors
sextons
Nurses and midwives
Restaurant keepers
Saloon keepers
Servants and waiters
Soldiers
sailors, and marines Watchmen,
policemen,
Other domestic and personal service
, Trade and transportation Agents
Bankers and brokers
Boatmen and sailors
Bookkeepers and accountants!
Clerks and copyists
Commercial travelers
Draymen, hackmen, teamsters,
Foremen and overseers
Hostlers Hucksters and peddlers
Livery stable keepers
Merchants and dea1ers
(wholesale) Messengers and errand and office boys
Officials of. Banks
Porters and helpers (In stores,
Salesmen and saleswomen
Steam railroad employees
Stenographers and typewrlters1
Street railway
Telegraph and telephone linemen
Telegraph and telephone operators
undertakers
Manufacturing and mechanical pursuits’
Building trades Carpenters and joiner
s Painters, glaziers,
varnishes
Paperhangers
Plumbers and gas and steam fitters
Roofers and slaters
Mechanics
this database will be available November 2020