Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

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Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 28 Mar 2015, 00:02

Hi everyone!

I found a marriage record for two people on my family tree.

It states the occupation of the groom as "carrettiere", which I think means "wagoner". I also noted that the bride is also listed as a "carrettiere" but there is also something written after that word that I don't understand. Does this mean that they drove a wagon in the fields?

Can someone please see if these words can be translated? Thank you.

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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,244764401
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Re: Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby erudita74 » 28 Mar 2015, 00:17

it says dico casalingua

this is a correction to her occupation-should say housewife

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Postby ItalianbellaSA » 28 Mar 2015, 14:30

Thank you very much! I guess a wagoner drove the wagons in the fields?
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Re: Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby liviomoreno » 28 Mar 2015, 15:38

I would translate carrettiere as cart driver

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Re: Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby erudita74 » 28 Mar 2015, 16:11

I agree that a carrettiere was a cart driver.

Just to give you some background info-In Sicily, the craft of making the cart was passed down from generation to generation and may even be said to have been a competitive occupation. The carts were elaborately decorated and had scenes from Sicilian history, folklore, mythology, religious figures, battles, etc. They were also different shapes, and painted in different colors, depending on the province in Sicily. Over rough terrains they were pulled by donkeys, mules, oxen. In the cities, they were pulled by horses. They were initially used to transport goods such as crops, produce,and even wine barrels. Once roads became more viable, they were even used to transport families on weekends. In 1908, after the earthquake in Messina, they even carried some 80,000 victims to their graves.Today, in Sicily, they are mainly seen in parades, at public festivals, at fashion shows, weddings, other ceremonies, or in museums.

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Re: Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby dmt1955 » 03 Apr 2015, 23:32

erudita,
just wanted to say how much i appreciate you providing some history regarding occupations. i personally find it very interesting and the information adds a richness for me.

thanks again for sharing you knowledge.

buona pasqua,
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Re: Marriage Record 1926 - Occupation

Postby erudita74 » 04 Apr 2015, 17:54

dmt1955 wrote:erudita,
just wanted to say how much i appreciate you providing some history regarding occupations. i personally find it very interesting and the information adds a richness for me.

thanks again for sharing you knowledge.

buona pasqua,
donna



Hi Donna
Glad you enjoyed the info. Here's a book which might interest anyone who has Sicilian ancestry

http://www.amazon.com/History-Road-Pain ... ilian+cart

Buona Pasqua

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