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What an Upright Worker was in 1881 Ontario, Canada.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: In the 1881 Census of Ontario, Canada  I notice that my ancestors job in the city was an "Upright Worker".  I assume this is an occupation and not a compliment of his work ability.


Answer:  I am sure your ancestor was an outstanding employee in 1881, however this is referring to his job title.  An Upright worker in 1881 was another name for a Chimney sweeper.

Posted by David Lambert at 03/06/2012 11:02:12 PM | 

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