Saturday, March 1, 2008

Deciphering an Occupation

Can anybody read the occupation on the left? It's obviously the newspaper industry, and some sort of agent. It references Samuel (aka Stanford) Ophan Van Every, a brother of my grandmother. Unless I am confusing two individuals with similar names, and it doesn't appear that I am, he was a conductor (railway) in 1910, and an optometrist from about 1922-1933, so he had a diverse career.

Route Agent as Karen suggests in the comments seems like an obvious choice now. I was trying to come up with something that began with a C or a P for some reason.


Anonymous said...

It looks like "route". You know like a paper route. Hope this helps.

John said...

It looks obvious when I look at it now, but I couldn't figure it out before, thanks.