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Employers in St. Louis censuses - Commission and Mission Com House

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Re: Employers in St. Louis censuses - Commission and Mission Com House

Posted: 19 Mar 2013 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
A little more context might help with all of these questions. What time period are we talking about (which Census?) What part of town did they live in?

For the driver/teamster, my first thought: is it possible that he worked "on commission" rather than for a specific Commission? Could this be a way of saying he was an independent contractor or got paid by the haul?

As far as the candy factory, a few possibilities come to mind. Bissinger's Chocolates is still in business, with a retail location on McPherson in the Central West End and a factory in the Midtown area on Gratoit Street. Here is some information on Bissinger's history:

http://www.bissingers.com/aboutus/aboutus.php?page=history

And a blog post from a local resident who toured their current plant:

http://nickidwyer.typepad.com/nicki/2011/04/in-case-you-miss...

Switzer's Candy was located just north of Downtown along the Riverfront. Here is their history from their current webpage:

http://www.switzercandy.com/about/our-story

Finally, there was a candy factory in deep south St. Louis (possibly in Lemay, St. Louis County) which made SweetTrats. I don;t think they opened until the 1950's, and closed within the last 5 years.

Nothing comes to mind for "Mission Com House."

Hope this helps!

Tim
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Michelle Dout... 18 Mar 2013 3:46PM GMT 
tschoeme 19 Mar 2013 9:28PM GMT 
Michelle Dout... 19 Mar 2013 11:48PM GMT 
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