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Young Rush: 1908

Young Rush: 1908

November 1908. Gastonia, N.C. "Rush Merrill, Loray Mill. 12 years old. Been in mill three years as Doffer. Gets 75 cents a day. Said sometimes gets 3 to 5 hours a day resting between times." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

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Thanks, John J

Thanks for the info, John J, well-done!

It's so good to know he had a long life.

Rush Franklin Merrill

Rush Franklin Merrill

Birth
21 Mar 1896
North Carolina

Death
19 May 1982
Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, USA

Rush's father was night superintendent of the mill according to the 1910 census. Four of his children were employed in the mill.

I posted a copy of the photo to Ancestry.com with a note that it was found on Shorpy.com

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