occupation: Lea. worker?

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occupation: Lea. worker?

Postby CowryShells » 27 Feb 2012, 19:38

Hi!

I am wondering what "Lea. worker" means when it's given as an occupation. I have seen it many times, but here is one example:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=14313855
(It is Image #290 in Family Search collection: Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920: Births: Births 1919 vol 0136 Peabody-Petersham)

My only guess is that Lea. may be an abbreviation for leather.

Thank you for your input!

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Re: occupation: Lea. worker?

Postby Biff83 » 27 Feb 2012, 19:54

I believe you are correct. Alfred's WWI Draft Card, 1920 census and 1930 census show he worked in a leather factory as a fireman on a stationary boiler.

Employer on WWI Draft Card is H. O. Southwick which was located at 145 Lowell St, Peabody.

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Re: occupation: Lea. worker?

Postby CowryShells » 27 Feb 2012, 20:25

Thank you, Biff!

I appreciate the confirmation. That is very helpful!


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