[APG Public List] Help with occupation on census

Craig Kilby persisto1 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 18:28:09 MDT 2009

Hmmm, a good challenge, this one.

My take is:

Manf of Segard Flag Rod

Not sure about the Segard word. *Manf* may stand for *Manufacturer*.

I just know SOMEONE on this list will solve the riddle.  And yes, what  
a nice tribute to poor old blind James Chase. Yes, makes you wish he  
was your guy to work on.


On Oct 9, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Laura Prescott wrote:

> I would be eternally grateful if anyone can help me decipher the  
> occupation for Benjamin Rogers on line 47 of the Nantucket,  
> Massachusetts, 1880 census (ED 492, p. 21). I am looking at the  
> image on Ancestry at:
> http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6742&iid=MAT9_547-0024&fn=Maria+L.&ln=Rogers&st=r&ssrc=&pid=16982441
> Of special interest, check out line 18 of the same page. James Chase  
> is identified as a rigger and, at 96, the oldest inhabitant of the  
> town and oldest freemason in the state, if not in US. Some census  
> takers can really make your day. I rather wish I needed to research  
> the Chase family after reading that.
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> Best,
> Laura
> -- 
> Laura G. Prescott
> Brookline, NH
> www.LauraPrescott.com
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