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Definitions of Common Nineteenth-Century Occupations

Some of the occupations of Eighth Ward residents found on this site may be unfamiliar to a modern reader because advances in industrialization and technology have made many of these jobs obsolete. The following definitions have been taken from the 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary and have been groupedby occupational categories as found in the 1890 Statistical Report of the Federal Census.

Agriculture, Fisheries, and Mining

Professional Services

Domestic and Personal Service

Trade and Transportation

Manufacturing and Mechanical Industries

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