{Wordless Wednesday}: John Robertson – Firefighter?

Robertson, John - Firefighter

This is a picture of my great-great grandfather, John Edgar Robertson (1866-1954).

Does this look like he might have been a firefighter?

Looking at his census records, I have him listed as a farmer, a teamster, a shipping clerk, an American Express clerk, and working at Railway Express.

I don’t think he would have carried an axe in any of those jobs though.  What do you think?

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  • Jerry Criswell - January 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

    The badge on his hat is definitely fire service related. He probably was a volunteer firefighter which would not be listed as an occupation.ReplyCancel

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