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Ask a Genealogist: An advertisement in 1897 from my ancestor.

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Recently I found a newspaper advertisement in 1897 for my ancestor.  It stated that he delivered coal, and wood. and had "team jobbing:" available. Can you tell me what this might mean?

Answer:


Your 19th century ancestor would deliver wood and coal no doubt with his "team" of horses.  This wagon and team would also be a valuable source of revenue for other jobs.  The term "team jobbing" you do not see much anymore.  
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