[APG Public List] Occupation Question

Charles S. Mason, Jr. cgrs791 at netscape.com
Sun Feb 20 13:06:25 MST 2011

I found an occupation on a birth record (1892) for a great aunt that said
her father was a "pouncer."  I have searched every source I can think of and
have not found this occupation.  Her father, my great grandfather, was
involved in hat making and worked in a hat factory in Philadelphia, PA.  I
did find that as a part of the process of making felt hats, they pounded the
felt.  I suspected that there was a typo on the birth record since it was
not the actual record, but a certified transcription of the record.  Looking
at a typewriter keyboard the d is above the c and I thought that was the


I have not found a census record that records his occupation as a pouncer.
Of course the census record is handwritten so this cannot be a typo.  Does
anyone know what this occupation might be?


Thanks for your help.


Chuck Mason



Charles S. Mason, Jr., CG

Past President of the Fairfax and Mt. Vernon Genealogical Societies.

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