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Canoe builder's census records

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Benson Gray, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    It is known that many of the early canoe builders did a variety of different things so I was curious how some of them had answered the census taker's questions about their occupation. It was surprising to learn that Evan Gerrish described himself as a "Fish Rod Maker" in 1880, a "Canoe Builder" in 1900, a "farmer" working on a "farm" in 1910 and a "Builder" of "Canoes" in 1920. Guy Carleton was a "Batteau Maker" in 1880 and a "Canoe Manufacturer" in 1900 which is less of a surprise. The details are shown below.


    Carleton-1880-census.jpg Carleton-1900-Census.jpg Gerrish-1880-census.jpg Gerrish-1900-census.jpg Gerrish-1910-census.jpg Gerrish-1920-census.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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