-Thomas Gillam, ' 80, banker, legislator,
and energetic citizen of Bertie county died
at his home in Windsor on October 29.
He was a son of Benjamin and Sarah
Hardy Gillam, and was born November 27,
1859. He was twice married. His first
wife was Cora Scott Roscoe, and the sec-
oncI was Alice Brimage Outlaw. Two sons
survive him, Peter Roscoe and Thomas
Gillam. The former attended the Univer-
sity during 1904-05. A third son, Francis,
A.B. 1907, diecI on June 15, 1925.
Mr. Gillam was educated by A. M.
Craig, of Bertie c unty, by T. ]. Horner,
of Henderson, at old Trinity college, and
at the University, where he was a student
during the year 1876-77.
A merchandise clerkship was the first
commercial activity engaged in by Mr.
Gillam. Following this, he established a
banking business, known originally as the
Gillam and Lyon Banking house and later
as the Bank of Windsor. He was presi-
dent of this firm at the time of his death.
In his community he served as justice of
the peace, town commi sioner, and as mayor
of his home city. He was an active church
member of the Baptist faith, and was for
several years superintendent of the Sunday
school. He served the W st howan Bap-
tist association as moderator for several
terms, and was also a trustee of howan
college at Murfreesboro. As representa-
tive from Bertie to the lower house of the
North Carolina legislature, he exerted his
influence in the furtherance of educational
and financial legislation. Governor Locke
Craig apPointed him a director of the
state's prison, in which position he served
-Harry Clay Roberts, '10, physician of
Coats, was killed in an aeroplane wreck on
April 29, 1925.
He was a native of Pittsylvania county,
Virginia, in which county he was b rn June
3, 1883. His parents were Anderson and
Sarah Roberts. He was married to Edna
S. Thomas on December 24, 1913.
Dr. Roberts was a student of medicine at
the University during the years 1908-10.
Two years later he received the degree of
M.D. from Tulane university. He was
resident physician at Rex hospital, Raleigh,
for a year after graduation, and since 1913
he had practiced medicine at Coats. He
was a Mason and a member of the Baptist
-Fabius Busbee Shipp, '17, captain, Tenth
Cavalry, United States army and attached
to the unit serving at Fort Huachuca, Ari-
zona, died on November 6 at his place of
assignation as a result of injuries received
on the afternoon of the preceding day in a
polo game at the fort.
aptain <:;'hipp was born in Winston-Sa-
lem on April 23, 1896. He was a son of
William Ewen Shipp, who was killed in the
San Juan offensive in 1898, and Mrs. Mar-
garet 1usbee Shipp, auth ress. Receiving
a commission by examination soon after
leaving the University in 1916, he passed up
through the grades to the rank of captain
during the world war. He served with the
American Expeditionary forces, and fol-
lowing the armistice, he was for a time
captain of the port of Antwerp.
The Busbee and Shipp families, of which
the deceased officer was a member, have
Ieen and are prominent in North Carolina.
The University ha had many of both name,
r(;latives of his, among her students from
time to time.
-Ba..xter Monroe Gillon, Jr., '24, of China
Grove, died in a High Point hospital on
November 8 from injurie received in a
football game between High Point college
and Lenoir Rhyne college, played on the
High Point field the day before his death.
Physicians attending him attributed his
death to a broken neck and a fracture at
the base of his brain. He was fullback and
captain of the Lenoir-Rhyne eleven and
was playing with CA"traordinary brilliancy
at the time he was injured.
Gillon was born at China Grove on June
6, 1902. His parents are Ba..xter 1Ionroe
and Beulah Thomas Gillon. He was a stu-
dent at the University during 1920-23 and
played football during this time. He was
a member of the igma Chi fraternity.
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