OTHER OCCUPATIONS

As mentioned before, almost everyone was a farmer according to the census records. A few gave their occupation as something else. I suspect that some of this depended on the vanity of the individual and/or on the census taker. Anyway -

In 1880, Levi Henderson of the Cooper Road was a stage driver, Oliver Libby, a brick mason, and Robert Wallace a lumberman.

In 1900 Harry Brown was a teacher. Addison Knowles who lived near the intersection of the Arm and Cooper Roads was a manufacturer of patent medicines. John Lowe was a house painter. Richard Lawrence, who was at Walter Strout's house, was a railroad engineer. A railroad engineer in Alexander? And W. Greenlaw is listed as a land surveyor.

By 1913 Samuel H. Brown was a stone cutter (at a granite quarry in Baileyville) and later Cavanaugh Michael Hunnewell was a blacksmith at the same quarry. Oliver Dwelley and Fred Bohanon advertised as carpenters.

Moses P. Kneeland was a game warden in 1910 and Wesley McDonough was a paper mill man, the first of many Alexander residents who would work at Woodland.

Albion Perkins was the agent for the Lakeside Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1902. By 1916 it was Forest Telephone and Moses Kneeland was agent. Charlie Brown was agent for the New England T&T in 1916 which by 1922 became the Eastern T&T.