Yes, it’s time for more geneologyuks!
I came across some entries within the 1890 Boston city directory that gave me a chuckle.
Isaac was the only one that did NOT get a name-appropriate job…
“Henry A. Sellar, clerk”…we all nod in agreement.
I can understand the laborer, but are you sure you want an inexperienced carpenter or boilermaker??
Are they referring to the cans or the company itself??
For DUMB-ASS tin cans, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Do you think Joseph’s surname caused confusion for some?
“Could you tell me your last name?” “Nope!” “Why not?!?”
And only we baby-boomers will get this one…
Shouldn’t he be “Holland Oates, musician”??
Let’s go back 10 years to 1880 for more fun marriage notices from The Sun (New York City).
If only these names were switched…
This could be the beginning of a sonnet…
And who said “Three’s a crowd”??
Yes, that one looks quite odd; until you actually read it. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Sometimes I can go for several newspaper issues without finding some good combos and names, but I hit the jackpot here on Jan. 31, 1880!
Are we sensing a THEME here? (Be even funnier if the first two couples were switched – heh.) And we also get a bonus combo with some Hudson River wordplay!
I’ll leave you with this divorce notice; no explanation required – ha!
In a JAM?? We all nod in agreement.
And if you’re having trouble finding those 65% of genealogy records online, I can help!