Morrells Employee Record Book

 

    Ottumwa Wapello County Iowa was home to Morrells / Hormel / Cargill Meat packing.

These pages are experts from a new hire record book in my possession. Transcribed here, to bring to the researcher valuable information, birthdays, #of  children, dates of pregnancies, etc.,

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I have the book if anyone would want actual scans of their ancestors work record.

 

  Roscoe Wilson Foreman
 
  Name Birth Date Seniority Date Age   Rate   Address School Married Children Previous Employer Tele No Emp #    
                                 
A Agee, Donald    5/7/1951 19   1.26   729 Queen Ann H S 0 0 Agee's Grocery 2989 1801    
      Temp Terminated 8-28-52 Going to Service $4, poor attitude, poor worker    
  Alexander, Hildred 4/7/1901 10/30/1945 44   0.59   1224 Hayne St 8th yes 1 Iowa Pacific 3565J 3154    
        Cut sliced Fat, Rate 0.77 1/2 reason Inequality, 7/22/1946, Written warning, refusing to do work assigned, Terminated 6/22/1946, decrease in business      
 
  Allbright, Joseph 10/29/1908 5/31/1927 18   30   1256 Court St H S yes 1   1780 3244    
        Written warning, 4/19/1946 walking off job, Terminated 9/1/1945 Shortage of raw materials      
 
  Ash, Maxine R 8/14/1928 1/18/1949 20   1.04 1/2   826 W Mechanic 8th yes 1 Smoke Meat   5398    
                                 
  Ask, Axel 1-22-1893 10/6/1945 50   70c   1315 E 4th St 8th yes 3 Tailor 4156m 5431    
        Load & Unload Vats night $1.16, Jul 15 1948, Terminated 8-20-1945 Material shortage        
B Brayen, Gladys 3/13/1906 9/6/1939 33   .46 1/2   601 S Madison 8th yes 0 Montgomery Ward 1472r 7457    
        4-19-1946 Written warning, walking of the job        
  Bailey, Alexander 8/13/1900 3/4/1943 42   70c   321 S Webster 8th yes 0 Casing Dept 4057r 7581    
        Assembling orders, .881/2c 12-10-1946, decrease in force        
  Baker, Wayne A 8/26/1930 7/25/1951 20   1.35   E Main St H S no 0 Farming   7885    
            Terminated 11/24/1951, Leaving for armed services- Military reinstatement 12-10-1953      
  Balmer, Downing Pauling 7/13/1913 5/1/1946 32   0.75   751 N Mechanic 0 2 Hog Kill 3942 7975    
            Terminated 6-15-1946, Decrease in Business          
  Beddows, Kutch May 9/21/1908 9/30/1929 21   0.25   2310 E Main St H S 0 0 St Joseph Hospital 1325m 8684    
            Terminated 9-1-1945, Shortage of Raw Materials;Cut fat at 771/2c July 22-1946      
  Besick, James A 7/1/1931 9/27/1951 20   1.35   Douds, Iowa H S yes 0 Farming   9227    
            1-23-1953, Suspended- Attitude, Rebelious, Loafer        
  Bettis, Richard L 2/27/1925 3/15/1949 24   1.15   222 So A Albia, IA H S yes 0 Gambles   9235    
            Night Cleanup $1.17 1/2c, Mar 16-1949; Walked off job July 17,18,19        
  Bibby, L Joe 10/30/1930 9/24/1951 20   1.35   104 Harrod H S yes 0 Maytag, Newton, IA 9422    
            Terminated 12-8-1951, Decrease in Business; Reinstated 12-19-51        
  Black, Wilbur 6/26/1913 5/19/1930 17   .27 1/2c   225 Clayton 2 1/2 yrs HS yes 2   4519m 9868    
            Janitor, 881/2c Nov 6, 1946; 9-10-48 refused job of formulating $1.21 per hour      
  Black, Willa M 12/7/1922 5/16/1950 27   1.04 1/2c   729 E Mary 2 1/2 yr College yes 4 Fri Bacon 2370m 9869    
            Terminated 7-10-50; Decrease in Business- Reinstated 8-17-50      
  Borkhoff, Elizabeth D 2/11/1912 4/19/1937 25   49   303 N Moore ST H S 0 2 Creamery 7034j 10095    
            Refused work, bad absentee record, written warnings and suspensions      
  Bohaty, Charles 7/31/1908 11/20/1942 34   70c   1544 Mable St 3 1/2 yr HS 0 0 Restaurant 2511r 10121    
            Off work from Apr 20, 1945 to July 26, 1945; Seniority and job upgrades consistantly      
  Bottoroff, Lewis E 2/4/1905 7/24/1951 46   1.35   338 Osceola St 8th yes 3 Ottumwa Iron Works 2947m 10336    
                   
  Bradshaw, Art 15-Jan 4/21/1942 40   70c   458 S Ward St 8th yes 1 Day Salt   10581    
            4/12/1943; refused job of packing orders, termination 8/25/1945 shortage of materials      
                                 
  Breckenridge, James Floyd Nov 6-1898 1/7/1946 47   70c   409 N Ferry St 8th yes 2 Savory Foods 5457 10716    
            Night Clean up 98 1/2c, 4-16-47, very good worker. Good attitude.        
                                 
  Baron, Edith P Jan 5-1923 12/15/1948 25   $1.04 1/2   213 N Hancock 8th yes 2 Wilson Poultry 1035W 10736    
            Walked off job with entire gang, july 17, 18 19        
                                 
  Brooks, Minnie Oct 13-1890 8/19/1956 46   49c   1106 Moore St   widow     2146J 10965    
            Written warning 4-19-46; walking off the job        
                                 
  Brown, Edith S May 19-1901 9/20/1937 36   46 1/2c   918 S Walnut 8th yes 7 Lard 2854W 11043    
            10-2-45; 42 min inlocker; said she didn't realize she was gone that long        
                                 
  Brown, LeRoy D 4/27/1926 9/15/1926 25   $1.11   1908 E Main H School yes 0 Ham Boning 2265W 11112    
            Truck meat $1.20; General Labor 3-19-49; Suspended, left scene of accident on floor        
                                 
  Brown, Seth 9-24-1889 7/10/1945 56   72c   921 E Main St 3rd Grade 0 0 Coal Miner 1255 11173    
            Terminated 8-20-45, shortage of raw materials        
                                 
  Brumbaugh, Jacqueline May 27- 1926 9/29/1946 21   91 1/2c   1526 E Main St 11th yes 0 Slice Bacon 6286J 11266    
            Poor attendance, Verbal warning; returned after leave 3/19 to 4/14 of 1951        
                                 
  Buffington, Betty 12/15/1929 1/9/1951 21   $1.15 1/2   103 N James H school yes 2 Smoke Meat 4483W 11472    
                                 
C Callas, Marcella March 26-1921 5/16/1950 29   $1.04 1/2   306 North St 9th yes 5 Housewife 6143m 12485    
                                 
  Carder, Esther L Mar 15-1915 9/15/1943 28   56c   755 Mineopa High yes 0 Laundry-Colorado 1762W 12835    
            4 days off last week to clean house, repremanded and back to work, 6-25-45        
                                 
  Carder, Walter 4-Sep-01 11/30/1942 41   70c   RR1 Eldon 9th yes 4 Paint Carpenter   12836    
            Walked off job with entire gang, July 17, 18 19        
                                 
  Carter, Mather Inez Oct 5-1927 10/10/1945 18   56c   123 1/2 S Moore 11th 0 0 Swifts   55005    
            12-26-46 Verbal Warning; Poor attendance- 4 Demerits for absenteeism        
                                 
  Caves, Maxwell W 11/18/1903 5/1/1951 47   $1.26   Douds, IA H S yes 2 Shep Cooler 4809 Libretyville 13228    
                                 
  Cavin, Albert C NA 7/6/1953 30   $1.45   Hedrick, IA 6th yes 4 Pickle Dept   13232    
                                 
  Chrisman, Othel C 11/28/1914 5/8/1951 36   $1.26   Hedrick, IA H S yes 3 Savory Foods 184 Hedrick 13999    
                                 
  Clark, Arthur M July 29-1916 8/16/1950 34   $1.15   1436 W 2nd St 8th yes 2 City Lines 5659 J 14433    
        11-27-51, Was not permitted to work, due to walkout 11-26-51      
                                 
  Clark, Harry Dec 19-1905 1/9/1945 39   70c   621 E Main St 8th yes 3 farm   14507    
            Grind Sausage, Trucker Elevator operator, No refusals or warnings in 6 years      
                                 
  Counterman, Wayne C 6/18/1930 9/13/1948 18   $1.11   809 W Main H School 0 0 Ham boning 6723 15808    
            8-11-49, spoke with about poor attendance, terminated 9-5-51 military service, reinstated 8-4-53        
                                 
  Cremer, Treva 5-Jan-19 11/20/1945 26   59c   RR1 Herman Ave 11th yes 3 Ship Yards, Los Angeles 6026 L W 16080    
            Temporary termination due to sickness 7-20-53, reinstated 8-31-53      
                                 
  Cremer, Vera E July 18 1927 11/21/1950 24   $1.15 1/2   305 S Ransom   yes 1 Club Wapello 2643 J 16078    
                                 
  Cruchelow, Ellen Sept 11 1913 2/21/1944 31   56c   433 N Milner   yes 1     16244    
            4-19-46 written warning, walking off the job      
                                 
  Cullinan, Mary May 26-1899 1/31/1946 46   56c   710 W Main 9th widow 7 Sears 3886A 16413    
            12-20-49 verbal warning, attendance record employed 1946 to 1951        
                                 
D Daeles, Catherine 7/5/1913 9/6/1939 26   46 1/2c   434 S Ward High School 0 0 Art Lowenberg 3194m 17114    
                                 
  Darrah, Irene M April 1 - 1910 1/18/1949 38   $1.04 1/2   630 Grace St 9th yes 0 Rowe Drug   17336    
                                 
  Davis, Winfield   10/19/1945 52   70c   Floris, IA 8th yes 7 Zimmermans Burlington   17697    
            Trucker, grinder , fill stuffers at $1.20 rate on 11-29-48      
                                 
  Decker, Donald 5/21/1924 10/20/1942 18   70c   1009 Sherwood Av 11th yes 0 S Meat 5521 J 17892    
            Assemble orders and close boxes, trucker and weighman        
                                 
  Deeds, Wm L 11/11/1929 8/12/1948 18   $1.11   2521 E Main 1 yr college yes 0 J S Dillion, Kansas 1388 m 17911    
            Night cleamup and smoke and cook        
                                 
  Dial, Havlin Dec 17 1908 6/28/2029 37   77 1/2c   121 S Cherry 9th 0 0 Calif Army 1664 J 18356    
            8-26-46 loafing in toilet, 3-1-52 written warning on attendance, 2-23-53 suspended        
                                 
  Dilley, Carl W Oct 29 1890 4/16/1945 54   70c   223 N Van Buren 7th yes 0 Fresh Meat 3989 M 18549    
            Assembler and Packer, terminated 8-20-45 shortage of raw materials      
                                 
  Dooley, Pearl Mar 3 1899 10/3/1944 45   70c   1325 E Grant 5th yes 2 Harper McIntire   18986    
            Employed 1944-1951 Elevator operator at $1.07 on 12-15-47        
                                 
  Doyle, Winter Nov 3-1907 1/24/1944 36   56c   127 N McLean 3 yr College yes 0 Canning 6263 L J 19215    
                                 
  Dukes, Glenn W 8/30/1920 7/30/1951 30   $1.35   RR8 11th yes 3 Bailey Typewriter No 19505    
                                 
  Dyer, Mary July 4 1914 11/6/1945 31   56c   805 W Main 8th yes 3   3767A 19959    
            Terminated 12-3-53 Pregnancy; very poor attitude, reinstated 5-6-54        
                                 
E Eaves, Paul W August 17 1913 7/25/1951 35   $1.35   929 Boone Ave 1 Yr HS yes 4 Swifts 1940 20438    
                                 
  Edwards, Thomas Dec 12-1922 8/17/1942 19   70c   425 S Ransom 8th 0 0 Farm 2204 R 21297    
            8-22-46 suspended for pilfering pepper, reinstated        
                                 
  Ellis, Dorothy B 12/23/1907 4/10/1946 38   75c   202 Taft 2 Yrs HS yes 2 Pork Cut 2593W 23369    
            Records of Absenteeism from 1946-1954; Suspended for fighting 11-1052        
                                 
  Ellis, Mary April 23 1900 4/3/1922 22   22 1/2c   1129 Hayne St   0 3 Sausage 5473J 23396    
                                 
  Enloe, Avis Sept 4 1910 1/2/1947 36   85 1/2c   922 Pershing 9th yes 5 Dog Food 6342 W 23971    
            11-30-48 Verbal warning, attendance record      
                                 
  Evans, Sadie Oct 1/1904 2/25/1948 43   91.5c   327 Johnson St   yes 0 Pork chips 1720 J 25915    
        Walked off the job with entire group July 17, 18, 19 in dispute over not working Mondays        
                                 
F Fenton, Carl R 11/27/1929 9/18/1948 18   $1.11   Melrose, IA 8th yes 0 Farm   27814    
                                 
  Follett, Beulah P Mar 21 1924 9/13/1943 19   56c   953 S Weller RR2 8th yes 0 Canning 4512W 28804    
        Walked off the job with entire group July 17, 18, 19 in dispute over not working Mondays        
                                 
  Foster, Winton D 10/21/1921 5/10/1954 32   $1.50   Moravia, IA 8th yes 6 Canning Dept 58 29039    
                                 
  French, Elbert May 2 1913 6/26/2029     80 1/2c   513 S Milner St 10th yes 0   3467 29314    
            9-16-42 Military Service, 11-19-45 reinstated        
                                 
  Frost, Helen F 5/19/1918 1/18/1949 29   $1.04 1/2   1940 E Locust 10th yes 2 St Joseph Hospital 1435 29417    
        Walked off the job with entire group July 17, 18, 19 in dispute over not working Mondays        
                                 
  Fulcher, Fred Jan 27-1906 7/29/1940 34   62c   419 Tacoma Ave 8th yes 0 Ice Gang   29584    
      Absenteeism record, quite lengthly, job warnings for disturbing others, poor attendance and attitude        
      Was not permitted to work 11-27-51 due to dispute over cleaning up cooler        
                                 
  Funk, Dorothy 2/10/1921 12/1/1948 27   $1.04 1/2   219 Frietag Lane H S yes 2 Slic Bacon 5677 L W 29683    
        4-19-49 Talked to her about her attendance; 9-2-49 1 yr leave, pregnancy; 6-8-53 pregnancy leave      
                                 
G Garman, Lucille V July 2nd 1921 5/1/1951 29   $1.15 1/2   1310 W 2nd St H S yes 2 Iowa Pacific Produce 6198R 30425    
                                 
  Garner, Floyd 3/26/1912 4/17/1942 29   70c   733 S Moore St   yes 2 Hog Kill - Canning 3633 J 30435    
        Terminated 5-6-1944 for Military Service; Reinstated 2-5-46        
                                 
  Gates, Dayton 2/4/1910 3/5/1942 32   710c   274 N Davis 8th yes 2 Canning 1570J 30513    
            4-8-1944 to Navy, reinstated 2-4-1946        
                                 
  Gates, Pearl Feb 12 1903 5/19/1930 27   40c   1801 E Main St 4th yes 0 Fr Meat 1556W 30516    
            Terminated 9-1-1945 shortage of raw materials.        
                                 
  Gettings, Ellen 24-Dec 1/24/1942 27   56c   1402 Chester Ave 8th 0 0 Housework 7198 W 30836    
                                 
  Glattfelder, Francis L 1/21/1927 7/31/1951 24   $1.35   Douds, IA 8th yes 0 Barker Equipment Co 62F5 Douds 31595    
        11-17-52 was notified he no longer qualified for job of stockman      
                                 
  Glenn, Walter Oct 3- 1894 3/19/1945 50   74 1/2c   RR7 Ottumwa 8th yes 3 Canning 212 Bladensburg 31614    
        11-22-48 note attached to foreman Roscoe Wilson, Walter had been to personel office        
        While off sick, was working on the farm, 2nd offense will be discharge        
                                 
  Goudy, Kenneth Nove 16- 1923 4/29/1942 18   70c   325 Taft Ave 12th 0 0 Hide Cellar in Lard 1520J 32164    
        Terminated 2-20-43 for military service; reinstated 12-18-45        
                                 
  Gray, Howard 27-Apr-08 4/28/1947 39   96c   Moravia, IA 4th yes 0 Farm   32505    
        Hang Bologna on trees $1.17 1/2c  on 1-11-49        
                                 
H Hall, Opal Dece 4 1902 5/1/1946 43   75c   509 E Williams   0 1 Pork Cut 6607 W 33797    
        Walked off the job with entire group July 17, 18, 19 in dispute over not working Mondays        
                                 
  Harris, Hazel Sept 2-1923 9/28/1942 19   56c   256 S Moore ST High School 0 0     34797    
        4-19-46 written warning walking off the job with entire gang, July 17, 18 19        
                                 
  Hart, Ray Nove 9-1900 2/26/1943 42   70c   1024 W 2nd 8th yes 2 Roustabout   34091    
        7-22-46 Inequality adjustment 93 1/2c        
                                 
  Hayes, Donald 12/28/1913 3/14/1932 21   22c   801 S Sheridan 8th yes 1   4805 J 35175    
                                 
  Henderson, Leona Jan 3 1903 1/5/1938 34   46 1/2 c   RR3 3 Yrs H S   3 North Side Laundry 4888 W 35664    
                                 
  Hill, Bernice I Dec 20 1910 1/17/1949 39   $1.04 1/2   1083 5th St HS yes 0 smoke meat 2220 36242    
                                 
  Holton, Lala June 2 1903 1/24/1942 38   56c   523 S Madison H S yes 3 Creamery 4726 J 37179    
                                 
  Hook, Ruth L 11/21/1909 11/21/1950 41   $1.15 1/2   1352 Brentwood Dr HS yes 1 Sli Bacon 5922 m 37220    
        Terminated 6-5-53 replaced by returning employee Dorothy Ellis from Storeroom        
                                 
  Hooten, Donnie P   6/26/1951 20   $1.35   Bussey, IA HS 0 0 School   37225    
        Terminated for military service, Reinstated 2-8-54        
                                 
  Hootman, Junior April 16th 1927 2/26/1945 17   70c   431 Hughes 8th yes 0 Savory Foods   37224    
        Terminated 6-28-45 Military Service, Very good worker, reinstated 7-8-46        
                                 
  Hoover, Jacquinot Marvel Aug 6th 1908 3/13/1936 27   37 1/2c   415 Center 6th yes 1 Pride 3157 J 37244    
        Employ records from 1943-1951        
                                 
  Hoover, Mary A Aug 7th 1914 3/5/1946 31   75c   509 E Vine 2 yrs HS separated 2 Caning   37242    
        Temporarily terminated, injured outside of plant, Good Worker Good Attitude        
                                 
  Hopkins, Ray Oct 31st 1900 1/16/1928 28   40c   621 S Sheridan   yes 2   1995 J 37269    
        8-13-45 suspended, investigation for conducting union activites on company time