Whats My Line?

BY ROBERT LESTER PORTER


Your ancestors probably did the books for these professions that no longer exist. Can you identify them?

1. Wainwright
2. Chandler
3. Drover
4. Thatcher
5. Scrivener

Robert Lester Porter, CPA

1. Wagonmaker; a wright is a craftsman.
2. Maker or seller of goods, especially tallow chandler or ships chandler.
3. Driver of cattle or sheep.
4. Maker of thatched roofs.
5. Professional or public copyist or writer.

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