[APG Public List] weird occupation

Rondina Muncy rondina.muncy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 18:18:56 MDT 2009


Alvie,

I got a chuckle out of your reply when it began, "Having worked ...." I'll
leave the rest to your imagination.

Rondina

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 3:00 PM, Alvie L. Davidson CG <
floridasearch at verizon.net> wrote:

>  Hi Roland
>
> Having worked in the glass bottle manufacturing industry for 25 years I
> know there were many glass companies in West Virginia.
>
> A stripper could be anything in the glass plant also.  We had men and women
> who stripped waste off moulds.
>
> I was a glass bottle blower machine operator which made soda, beer, and
> liquor bottles before I moved on up to foreman who diagnosed operator
> problems.
>
> You might find this family worked for either Owens Glass or Owens-Illinois
> Glass.
>
>
>
> Alvie L. Davidson CG
> Lakeland, Florida
> http://alviesgenealogyspot.blogspot.com
>
>
>
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> *From:* apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org [mailto:
> apgpubliclist-bounces at apgen.org] *On Behalf Of *Rolgeiger at aol.com
> *Sent:* Friday, September 18, 2009 3:50 PM
> *To:* apgpubliclist at apgen.org
> *Subject:* [APG Public List] weird occupation
>
>
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> you won't believe what I just found in ancestry: I was looking for the kids
> of Nicholas and Louise Pack who originate from my hometown St. Wendel in
> Germany but settled in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia in about 1890.
>
>
>
> They had a bunch of kids - a minimum of nine at least but 1900 census
> states that Louise lost two of nine before 1900. In 1910 two more sons had
> "joined".
>
>
>
> 1910 census furthermore told the occupations of the kids. One was a glass
> worker like his dad but when I read the occupation of 19 year old Cecilia
> the list said: "stripper".
>
>
>
> Hoopps. I didn't believe my eyes and you could really hear a sound of
> relief when I saw the next field where the company was mentioned she worked
> for: a tobacco company.
>
>
>
> But my eyes first were as big as those of my wife when I told her this
> story right a couple of minutes ago.
>
>
>
> :-)
>
>
>
> Yours
>
>
>
> Roland Geiger, St. Wendel
>
>
>
> PS: By the way - I assume the word "stripper" has that same meaning in
> English as it has in German :-)
>
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