PARENTS OCCUPATIONS Paul’s father was a silversmith and goldsmith in Boston, Massachusetts, his mother was a housewife since back then not many women had the right to work. His father had to work two jobs because counting him and his wife there were twelve Reveres’. http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_r/54 66252973/sizes/z/in/photostream/
BIRTH PLACE Paul Revere was born on January 1, 1735 in the North End Neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He lived his whole life in Boston so he knew almost half the town. Now in Boston there is a statue of him ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/36118394@N02 /3426504397/sizes/z/in/photostream/
SIBLINGS Paul Revere had 12 siblings, I can’t stand mine and I only have one, it must have been rough for him. Paul was the third of twelve so he was one of the older siblings. Since there were no vaccines back then people died of the flu and chickenpox only 7 of his siblings survived adulthood. http://www.flickr.com/photos/55333013@N00/54727 12310/sizes/m/in/photostream/
NICKNAMES Paul Revere was a handsome popular boy so he had two nicknames after the war: 1.Messenger of the Revolution and 2.Mercury of the Revolution. Since he was mainly known for riding through town warning everybody “The British are coming ! The British are coming !” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:J_S_Copley_-_Paul_Revere.jpg
OCCUPATIONS Paul Revere followed in his father’s footsteps and became a silversmith and a goldsmith at the age of fifteen. Later he became a Copperplate engraver (producing illustrations for books, magazines, etc.). He was a hardware and home goods store owner, iron and brass foundry owner, manufacturer of church bells, manufacturer of iron bolts and fittings for ships, owner of first copper mill in the United States, and manufacturer of copper plating and copper goods.