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Census Occupations - Rag Sorter

Below are some resources I recommend if any of your ancestors in your family tree were Rag Sorters.


Description: Someone, often a women of child, who worked in the paper making industry sorting rags to be made into pulp. It was a boring and dangerous job thanks to the inhalation of cloth dust. They could also catch 'rag sorter's disease', which was similar in nature to anthrax.


National Association of Paper Historians

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