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Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« on: Wednesday 24 May 23 02:34 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I have had this census record for several years and have been struggling to read the occupations for Bessie (jr) and Alfred Daniels - occupations are inside of the red box. I have included a few surrounding lines for reference.

                          column 29         column 31
Daniels Bessie -    Ball ?                B - ?
Daniels Alfred -   ? _pay           B - ? Factory




Column Headings from Archives Canada:
Column 29: Chief occupation or trade. The more accurate description of the trade for every person of 10 years and over.
Column 31: "a" if "Employer" state principal product, "b" if "Employee" state where employed as "Farm", "Cotton Mill", "Foundry", "Grocery", etc. "c" if on "Own account" state nature of work

Any help will be gratefully appreciated.

Many Thanks
EM

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 03:03 BST (UK) »
Looks like Bricklayer XXXX appr (ie apprentice) but this is for William not Bessie, and 'Building' (col 31)

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Conc(rete) factory (31) and Conc XXXX(could this be either Company  or Lab'rer? (29)

Just looking for more info....

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 03:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your response.

I know that George was a bricklayer and his son William was a bricklayers apprentice. George's wife Bessie and daughter Nellie were at home (occupations recorded as 'none'), and that Alfred's two younger siblings were students. Although none of the occupations are overly clear on the census, I believe that this would be the correct transcription.

I am still at a loss for Bessie jr and Alfred.

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 04:25 BST (UK) »
For Bessie could it be Bell Telephone and Telephone Op[erator]?
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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 04:39 BST (UK) »
Alfred is some thing to do with Concrete.  The employer is a Conc. factory.  I have been looking for older type names for  employees in a concrete factory but I have just had a thought that you could look for the names of Concrete factories at the time & place of the census, we have not been given the name of the palce where the census was carried out.

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 05:37 BST (UK) »
They are at 2 Busy St Toronto East.

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 24 May 23 08:00 BST (UK) »

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Alfred is some thing to do with Concrete.  The employer is a Conc. factory.

Here's the complete 1921 census entry link.  (Number 10)
Lines 17 to 24.
https://www.rootschat.com/links/01sbc/

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 May 23 01:39 BST (UK) »
For Bessie could it be Bell Telephone and Telephone Op[erator]?
Peter

I think you might be right. She must have changed occupations soon after the census because in 1922 (her marriage) she is described as a leather worker.

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Re: Help Transcribing 1921 Canadian Census Occupation
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 May 23 02:38 BST (UK) »
Alfred is some thing to do with Concrete.  The employer is a Conc. factory.  I have been looking for older type names for  employees in a concrete factory but I have just had a thought that you could look for the names of Concrete factories at the time & place of the census, we have not been given the name of the palce where the census was carried out.

here is alink to a picture of 2 Busy street.Toronto.  To me it looks as though it could be over 100 years old
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01sbr/

There are several concrete factories along the waterside near Mississauga

Toronto pics during 1920s.
https://www.blogto.com/city/2017/04/toronto-photos-1920s/