Submitted by Jeff Ledford   July 10, 2002

THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER Fayetteville. N.C. June 9. 1910

It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of our good friend, Mr. Thomas Gill, which occurred 
at the home of his sister Miss Emily Gill on Haymount, Sunday evening at 6 O'clock.

Mr. Gill who was 90 years old last January was the oldest white Inhabitant of Fayetteville, and to all 
the present generation was one of the landmarks of the city.  He was an unassuming, honest citizen and 
never a word but good have we heard of him.

He was a shoemaker by trade, and this vocation he followed all his life, and in which he was indeed a 
master.  His fame as a maker of shoes was not confined to Fayetteville alone, but had spread to all the 
adjoining counties.

He was an ardent admirer of Napoleon Boneparte, and would talk interestingly of the "Little Corsican" by 
the hour.  He was a great reader and something of a poet.

Few there are who did not know and who will not be deeply grieved at the death of Thomas Gill.
He is survived by his sister, Miss Emily Gill and two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Maultsby and Mrs. John Brunner.
The funeral took place from the Baptist Church Tuesday morning at 10 O'clock.

(The above newspaper article was copied from microfilm at the library in Fayetteville on February 9, 1981.)

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