Occupation for women in Bronte 1906

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Occupation for women in Bronte 1906

Post by salveminif » 04 Jan 2016, 23:08

Hello,

My grandmother's marriage record listed that she was Giuseppa Mirenda, age 21, manufacturer [industriosa], born in Bronte.

Can anyone tell me what type of "industry" this would have been - year was 1906 at time of marriage.

My grandfather was listed as contradino - which I know was farmer and makes sense.

Thank you,
Frances

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Re: Occupation for women in Bronte 1906

Post by Biff83 » 05 Jan 2016, 01:11

This should help. Page 81 beginning with the paragraph starting with "A recent study of Italian migrant patterns..."

https://books.google.com/books?id=0eusX ... on&f=false

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Re: Occupation for women in Bronte 1906

Post by salveminif » 05 Jan 2016, 01:39

Thank you Biff.

Frances

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