Keeping in the spirit of my entry post, here is the challenge:
1. Select an ancestor whom you have found in at least three censuses.
2. Review the occupational information found on each census and write a blog post (or a comment to this post) giving at least the following information:
- Name of the ancestor and your relationship
- The occupation recorded in each census year
- Other information you find such as the industry in which the ancestor worked, whether they were unemployed, etc.
- Do you know of other occupations your ancestors engaged in, but are not reflected in census records?
4. Deadline for entries is midnight (Pacific time) Wednesday, 14 September 2011; winner will be selected at random from all entries and announced on Thursday, 15 September.
Here's mine as an example:
Ambrose B. (A.B.) Martindale, my paternal great-grandfather (1844-1918)
- 1880 - Works in saw mill - Jackson Twp., Carter Co., Missouri
- 1900 - Saw mill owner - Nacogdoches Co., TX
- 1910 - Operator, saw mill - Nacogdoches Co., TX - census indicates he is an employer
In 1894 Ambrose was appointed the first postmaster in Carmona, Polk Co., TX; at the time I believe he was also managing a saw mill.
© 2011 Denise Spurlock, Ancestral Trees Research