John King (seated), William Shoffner (left), and Vincent Snyder (right)
John King originally worked at the Virginia Cotton Mills of Swepsonville until age 30 when he became the superintendent of Aurora Mills. He remained there from 1900 until 1903 when he to take a position with Charlotte and Concord. Married to Lessie Cates. Father of Mabel, Ruth, Helen, and Agnes. (Not to be confused with John King who was an engineer at Windsor Cotton Mill). In 1906, he returned to become the superintendent of Elmira Cotton Mills [from 1906-1912]. Bought Bellvue Cotton Mills in 1912, which became the King Cotton Mills Corporation until the market failed and he returned to Elmira until 1921.
Vincent Synder was in charge of the cloth finishing department.
William Shoffner was in charge of the dyeing and bleaching department. Picture taken by C. V. Sellars.