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Mary Ann Howarth - 1901 occupation

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Mary Ann Howarth - 1901 occupation

Postby MoVidger » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:05 pm

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help decipher Mary Ann's occupation, as it appears in the 1901 census. She is living with her parents John and Mary Ann, plus several siblings.

Mary A Haworth (age 17)
Burnley, Lancashire
Piece 3863, Folio 23, Page 38, Household schedule number 247

The third work looks like "Maker", but the first two words aren't quite as legible. Perhaps "Baker" and "Bag" ??

I lose trace of Mary Ann after 1907, when she was a witness at sister Minnie's wedding in Burnley. So I'm hoping Mary Ann's occupation in 1901 will help me track her forwards. (Her brother Thomas emigrated to America in 1911).

Note: she isn't the Mary Ann Howarth who marries in 1907 in Burnley.

Many thanks for any input regarding her 1901 occupation.
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Re: Mary Ann Howarth - 1901 occupation

Postby jimbo50 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:27 pm

Hiya. I can't view record jpg as I have no subscriptions. Is it Paper Bag Maker. Jim
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Re: Mary Ann Howarth - 1901 occupation

Postby MoVidger » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:01 pm

I think you're right Jim. It does look like "paper bag maker". I wonder if Mary Ann worked at one of the local paper mills, such as Burnley Paper Works Company, Ltd. Now I need to locate her in the 1911 census -- if she was still alive by then.

It might be just a coincidence, but one of the Howarth in-laws worked in a Bradford paper mill.
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Re: Mary Ann Howarth - 1901 occupation

Postby jimbo50 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:32 pm

She needn't have been in a factory as evidenced below google search for 'ancestor paper bag maker' produced many results such as this rootsweb blog;
Subject: Re: [B'ham] Paper Bag Factory
> Hi Wendy and list,
A paper bag factory need not have been very elaborate. My
> great-grandfather, Humphrey CHAMBERS, was at one time a paper bag maker in
> Birmingham. According to my aunt, he bought rolls of brown paper, cut them
> out, and had the family round the kitchen table gluing them together.
> Then he went round the market stalls selling them to traders.
Elizabeth
How times have changed, now we're splitting the plastic away from the paper to enable recycling.
Cheers
Jim
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