porter, Termini Imerese, 1889

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porter, Termini Imerese, 1889

Postby joetucciarone » 25 Apr 2015, 18:52

On his 1889 marriage certificate, my great-grandfather gave his occupation as a porter (facchino). Does anyone know what a porter did in Termini Imerese in 1889?

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Joe

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Re: porter, Termini Imerese, 1889

Postby suanj » 25 Apr 2015, 21:27

Hi Joe, if I understand well your inquiry, I can say you that the main occupation of a"facchino" was the unloading of wagons;
the wagons were carrying all kinds of things, but mainly sacks of flour, cereals, vegetable crates, casks of wine and oil..
the "facchino" loaded and unloaded all sorts of things... Someone worked per day, others at the station, to load and unload passenger baggages, or working at the port... the facchino was a robust man...
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Re: porter, Termini Imerese, 1889

Postby joetucciarone » 26 Apr 2015, 00:50

Hi Suanj,

Thank you very much for the information! My great-grandfather was stout and now we have an idea what he did for a living.

Sincerely,

Joe


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