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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>As a teenager, our youngest child would
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hilarious when it happened but you had to be there to understand.&#8221; &nbsp;Genealogists
often think of what a particular word means in our day instead of what it meant
in the context of the ancestor&#8217;s time and place.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>My thanks to the person who began this
thread of discussion. It is an example of the APG List at its best. I think we
all learned at least one additional meaning of the word &#8220;stripper.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Barbara Brixey Wylie<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>APG Member<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
apgpubliclist-bounces@apgen.org [mailto:apgpubliclist-bounces@apgen.org] <b><span
style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>Vera Nagel<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Saturday, September 19, 2009
7:16 AM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> apgpubliclist@apgen.org<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Re: [APG Public List]
weird occupation</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Hello Roland,</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>a &#8220;weird occupation&#8221;?! No, not
all.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&gt;</span></font><font size=2
color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:black'>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 </span></font><font
size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>&gt;</span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Cecilia the list said:
&quot;stripper&quot;. </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&gt;</span></font><font size=2
color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:black'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&gt;</span></font><font size=2
color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:black'>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 </span></font><font
size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>&gt;</span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>worked for: a tobacco
company.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>A &#8220;stripper&#8221; is basically
&#8220;one that strips. </span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>A noun derived from the verb &#8220;to
strip&#8221; which besides others may have a whole bunch of different meanings:</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to remove clothing</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to deprive someone of something</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to remove the accessory equipment of:
dismantle</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to deprive (one) of possessions</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to peal the rind of something</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to remove the overburden from</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to separate something into the component
parts</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to remove waste material from something</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>- to remove forms from something i.e. from
concrete after the concrete was hardened&#8230;&#8230;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>In your case where this person works for a
tobacco company it refers to a worker who strips stems from moistened tobacco
leaves and ties the leaves into books &#8211; called also &#8220;sprigger,
stemmer.&#8221;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Hope that helps.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Regards,</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Vera Nagel, Bad <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">Soden</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region></st1:place></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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