The effort to identify family occupations¹ for 29 surnames is in its infancy. We hope everyone will help us discover this part of our family history by submitting yourself and others’ occupations.

A job, employment, work or occupation, is a person’s role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment. Many people have multiple jobs. A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. – Wikipedia

Date of BirthNameOccupation
11/28/1867John P. Elcik, Sr.Washer, 30 Years a boss at the Worumbo Mill.


Maria Anna Elcik (born Pelcarsky)Housewife, mother, 7 children.
02/15/1896Paul J. Elcik, Sr.Gigger, woolen mills.
02/20/1896John P. Elcik, Jr.He retired after 40 years of employment at the Pejepscot Paper Company. He was a veteran of World War I.
abt 1896Mary ElcikCarder, woolen mills; mother, 2 children.
1898Michael ElcikStripper, woolen mills.
11/05/1900“Mary G.” Gertrude Elcik (born Byras)Housewife, mother, 6 children.
03/07/1905Clyde Raymond Skillin, Sr.Auto mechanic.
4/19/1905Annie M. KarkosEmployed for many years in the Lisbon mills as an examiner in the serving room; mother, 1 son.
03/12/1907Joseph ElcikWasher, woolen mills.
08/26/1908Charlotte A. Skillin/Wentworth (born Adams)Worked as a dietitian for 12 years at the Coccomo Intermediate Health Care Center. Mother, 2 children.
05/20/1915Paul Elcik, Jr.Finisher, woolen mills.
01/22, 1916Cecile L. Elcik (born Lagueux)Employed at Commonwealth Shoe Company in Gardiner and Taylor Shoe Company in Augusta, both for several years. She was a self-employed seamstress and had owned and operated Cecile’s Tailor Shop on Water Street, Augusta, for 30 years. Mother, 3 children.
01/18/1920Tracey “Lee” Adams, Jr.Employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for 32 years. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
07/06/1920Madeline Lucas (born Elcik)Worked as a cashier at the A&P Grocery and Mr. Grocer’s in York for many years. Mother, 7 children.
10/29/1920Norman Philip GamacheWorked most of his life at Pejepscot Paper Company as a foreman in the papermaking division before retiring in September of 1982 after 42 years.
11/29/1920Ferne W. AdamsMother, raised 11 of 12 children. Eight sons represented the five military services, with a total of 55 years.
11/17/1921Gertrude Gamache (born Elcik)Worked in the Worumbo Mill and later worked several years at the Rosenberg’s Department Store. Mother, 2 children.
10/7/1925Andrew W. ElcikA papermaker for Fraser Paper in Madawaska, Great Northern in Millinocket and Brown Co. in Berlin, N.H. He had also been associated with Huyck Felt Co. in Rensselaer, N.Y., and worked as a consultant with S.D. Warren Co. in Westbrook. He retired in 1993 from Northrop Devine and Tarbell Engineering in Portland. After retiring, he served as a rehabilitation engineer for the State of Maine Department of Rehabilitation.
12/08/1925Roland M. “Mac” McClanahanA US Navy veteran, he proudly served in both World War II and the Korean War stationed on a Navy War Vessel. He owned McClanahan Sales, a manufacturing equipment rep firm specializing in automotive rebuilding equipment. Also, in the mid-1960s and he and his wife, Ruth, owned the Mary Carter Paint franchises in Indianapolis. Mother, 3 children.
11/10/1926Barbara Elcik (born Morse)Legal secretary in Boston, Portland, and Madawaska. Barbara taught in Milan, N.H.
for six years in grades 3 to 6 and later in Casco, Naples, and Sebago as a Learning Disabilities teacher, as well as a teacher of the Gifted and Talented enrichment classes. She retired from Sebago Elementary School in 1991. Mother, 2 chidren.
06/30/1928John P. Elcik, IIICommunications Technician, U.S. Navy.
06/02/1929Wanda L. McCauley/ Elcik (Born Simmons)Excelled in accounting as a new hire at American Health. Mother, 3 children.
09/24/1929Joyce Elaine Skillin (born Gardner)Worked many jobs over the course of her lifetime, including working in the potato fields of Aroostook County, selling Fuller Brush products, working as a waitress, and also a private duty Certified Nursing Assistant.
07/09/1930Jacqueline Elcik/ Skillin (born Skillin)Employed as a telephone operator before marriage and as a clerical worker in her senior years. Mother, 3 children.
01/29/1931Richard Arthur ElcikMaine State Trooper.
07/06/1931Clyde Raymond Skillin, Jr.Salesman.
03/26/1933Eugene Paul “Gene” ElcikTeacher, Author. His novels are: “Challenges,” 2nd edition; “Desperation of Souls,” 2nd edition; “The Lobsterman of Deep Cove, Maine,” 2nd edition; “Shiloh, the Deception of a Cult, (1861- 1951)”; 2nd edition; “The Confessional, the Sins Within;” and “Beyond the Snows of Maine.”
04/16/1935Thomas E. GruhlIn 1960, he was accepted into the Management Training Program for Merchants National Bank which began his 32-year career with the Frenzel family and brought him to Zionsville as President of Farmers State Bank, which became Mid State Bank, then Merchants, National City, and finally PNC Bank.
09/04/1935Karen Lawler (born Strand)Worked at numerous places during a lifetime in Indianapolis including Western Electric (Nokia), Anacomp, The University of Indianapolis, and Personnel Management Corp. Taught English As A Second Language at the University of Indianapolis.
09/07/1940Edward P. ElcikAppraiser.
12/06/1942John Edmond “Jack” GamacheEngineer, Tambrands Inc., Procter & Gamble.
02/13/1947Larry Joseph Kashmer
11/05/1948Nancy Kashmer (born Gamache)PSA1 at NPC?
03/17/1952Kathleen Ann Gruhl (born McClanahan)Stock Broker, Dean Witter Reynolds, EF Hutton.
05/03/1952John P. Elcik, IV, Ed.D.Marketer; College and University Administrative Software. College Admissions. Retail Management.
05/16/1953Andrew W. “Buck” ElcikBegan his career at the paper mill, The Brown Company. He moved his way up the company to paper machine superintendent until he had a swimming accident in 1984, leaving him with quadriplegia. Andrew continued his work at the paper mill as it changed ownership to James River and Frazer, and when he retired in 2005, he was a Quality Assurance Diagnostician.
07/29/1954James Stacy ElcikRetail Store Manager at TJ Maxx, Filene’s Basement, Hecht’s, Montgomery Wards.
12/29/1954Pamela Ann Elcik (born McClanahan)College Admissions Counselor. Mother, 2 children.
03/05/1960Suzanne Mary “Suzy” Elcik (born McMahon)Sales and Marketing, Boat Captain at Watermark Tours Charters Cruises.

02/10/1961Jeffrey Lee ElcikChief Technology Officer, Healthcare.
09/08/1965Kelly Ann McClanahanTeacher at Racine Unified School District.
03/27/1968Shannon Lee McClanahanEducator.
06/23/1970Loni Beth Knoedler (born Gamache)
05/30/1972John Derek GamacheLead Operator at The Dingley Press.
08/30/1981Dennis DuryeaRadiologist at Penn State Health. Served as a Musculoskeletal Fellow and chief resident in diagnostic radiology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
06/06/1984Stacey Daniel Duryea, MD (born Elcik)Anesthesiologist.
7/11/1986Matthew PortellFinancial Center Manager, Bank of America.
11/05/1986John “J.P.” Elcik, V

Science Teacher at Gateway Charter Schools.

04/13/1987Lauren Portell (born Elcik)Social Studies Teacher at Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.
11/16/1987Michelle Kathleen ElcikCertified Pharmacy Tech, Walgreens.
10/12/1990Samuel Martin Elcik, DMDDentist.
11/25/1992Christopher James Elcik, Ph.D.College Professor in the Geography department at the University of Georgia, Phi Kappa Phi.
05/12/1993Maxwell Crews ElcikRetail Sales, Music.
01/26/1994Devon Elcik (born Flickinger)GIS Analyst | Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department.
02/26/1998Harrison Joseph Elcik

¹Occupations are found in historical and public records. Sources include the U.S. Federal Census, Obituaries, and LinkedIn.