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Re: Forward, Saskatchewan 1911 Census
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 July 06 03:03 BST (UK) »
Hello JJ

I believe like you it is CNR labourer. I've seen mention of train crews and train laborers.

This site looks interesting for railroad jobs, Past and Present Railroad Job Descriptions:
http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/jobs.shtml

Linda
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Re: Forward, Saskatchewan 1911 Census
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 July 06 04:21 BST (UK) »
Great site, Linda, that's the information I was looking for! I knew about the fireman as I'd seen that job description on another census...good job...J.J.

Here's another fun train site with basic information, photos, etc...
http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/whatsnew.html
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Re: Forward, Saskatchewan 1911 Census
« Reply #11 on: Monday 17 July 06 10:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks Linda and JJ for the interpretations of the jobs on the rail road.

Towards the end of the line of the census record for William Rudge and for Bert Thorpe are both recorded as RR Labourers.  Presumably this means labourers on the rail road.  But can any one tell me what is the meaning of the numbers  11-9-00 in the next column ( Employment other than chief employment etc)

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Re: Forward, Saskatchewan 1911 Census
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 02:39 BST (UK) »
Hello Roger

The 1911 census is explained on this website:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/006003-100.04-e.html#b

11= transportation
9 = Laborers, unskilled, messengers, teamsters
00= Farmer N.S.

Linda

JJ nice train site also. My ggrandfather worked on the rr so it was nice to see pics around his era. Cheers, Linda
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Re: Forward, Saskatchewan 1911 Census
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 18 July 06 08:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks Linda for clarifying that bit of the 1911 census for me.

Kind regards

Roger
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