Workday Wednesday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.
Here’s a way to document your ancestors’ occupations (they weren’t all farmers), transcripts of SS-5s, photos and stories of ancestors at work, announcements of retirements, etc.
Isaac Dawson is my great grand uncle – the brother of my great grandfather James Dawson. He was born sometime towards the end of 1847 in Cowling, West Yorkshire
I have Isaac on all the census returns from 1851 to 1911. He had various occupations over the years:-
1871 – worsted power loom weaver
1881 – general labourer
1891 – assistant bobbin turner
1901 – green grocer / shop keeper
1911 – company housekeeper
Here’s a photograph, courtesy of steeton.net, of Isaac with his green grocers cart sometime around the end of the 19th century or early 20th century.