Timberlake began working in the mill in the 1880’s, built his house at 1512 in 1886. In 1920 Timberlake earned $4.50 per day and worked a six day week, he was 69 years old.

He had more square feet per household inhabitant than anyone else on the street, but it might have been a joyless solitude. His son, Archie Timberlake, drowned Sunday, May 28, 1905 when his boat capsized in the Rivanna.

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