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Help with 1921 Canada Census
« on: Tuesday 04 December 18 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me decipher my grandmother's occupation in the 1921 census? She never had a "profession" as such and she was working just up to before she got married that year. You can see below she is the yellow highlighted person. The census transcriber had her occupation as "Fortball Cl??"  ::) I think it's "food hall" something. Under "nature of work", pastry something? (I don't expect to ever figure that one out). I'd appreciate it if anyone wanted to give it a try.
Québec: Mailloux, McCann, Moreau, Hamel, Carignan dit Bourbeau, Fitzgerald
Ontario: Quibell, Lattimer, Levely, Brondi
Scotland: Henderson, Roden, Murray, Gunn, Donaldson
England: Quibell, Jefferson

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 01:20 GMT (UK) »
could you please post details so we can look at the original instead of the screen shot.
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 01:30 GMT (UK) »
Québec: Mailloux, McCann, Moreau, Hamel, Carignan dit Bourbeau, Fitzgerald
Ontario: Quibell, Lattimer, Levely, Brondi
Scotland: Henderson, Roden, Murray, Gunn, Donaldson
England: Quibell, Jefferson

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 01:35 GMT (UK) »

  Could the occupation be 'Football Bladders'?

  The first word of the 'Nature of Work' looks like
  'factory'.

   Winslass

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 01:39 GMT (UK) »
That would be suprising. From what I can tell, there was no football factory in Guelph, ON in 1921. Always possible, I guess.
Québec: Mailloux, McCann, Moreau, Hamel, Carignan dit Bourbeau, Fitzgerald
Ontario: Quibell, Lattimer, Levely, Brondi
Scotland: Henderson, Roden, Murray, Gunn, Donaldson
England: Quibell, Jefferson

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 01:42 GMT (UK) »
well, that's what I was thinking too, and why I asked for the link, to see if I could get a better focus. I think the word after factory is ...ubber      Was there a rubber factory in Guelph?

Added - yes there was

http://labouringallourlives.ca/Blog/TabId/125/ArtMID/1570/ArticleID/12/Guelph-Industries-Northern-Rubber.aspx
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Help with 1921 Canada Census
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 02:36 GMT (UK) »
I have a debt of gratitude to you all. To think I was stuck on Nana serving tea and pastries. I haven't read anything yet about Dominion Rubber making anything but galoshes, but who knows?

The interesting thing about all this is that on the date of the census (June 1st) my grandmother was at least seven months pregnant and unmarried, so her employment at the factory would have been extraordinary. Did her employers know? Did she hide her pregnancy under a coverall? She was a tiny woman (4'10") so, if she was on the factory floor she must have been a tough cookie.

My grandfather married her the next month in Montreal, the child died, and Nana moved onto a respectable, middle-class life with seven more children, too busy to work outside the home.

Once again, thank you all. What a bunch of miracle workers.
Québec: Mailloux, McCann, Moreau, Hamel, Carignan dit Bourbeau, Fitzgerald
Ontario: Quibell, Lattimer, Levely, Brondi
Scotland: Henderson, Roden, Murray, Gunn, Donaldson
England: Quibell, Jefferson