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6268Working on the Boom (occupation)

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  • Xenia Stanford
    Dec 16, 2010

      Hi folks,

       

      If any of you are around and reading email messages, can anyone tell me what a man whose occupation was described on his daughter’s marriage record in Rainy River, Ontario as “Working on the Boom” actually did? It seems it can be a logging term or boating term or many other definitions. What would it be in this area (his place of residence for some census records was Ottawa)?

       

      If I were sure it was logging, I would ask my uncle who owned a logging company, but the term may have also changed as the ways of doing things changed. So anyone know for sure?

       

      Xenia