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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question: My ancestor is listed as a "Deviler" I am not sure if this is a delivery job mispelled. Any ideas what this may be from the directory of 1871?


Answer: The occupation of a "Deviler" was the job of someone who operated a "devil".  This was a machine that tore and split rags in the textile industry in the 19th century.

Posted by David Lambert at 09/21/2011 11:59:19 PM | 

My Grandfather James Franklin Bush was a Master Weaver for a company in Fulton New York back in the early 1900's. He made men suits.
Posted by: Roy L. Clement Jr ( Email ) at 9/24/2011 12:31 PM

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