424 History of Wake Forest College
R. D. Marsh (tutor, 1858-61) at Oxford in St. John's College; and W.
C. Parker (B. A. 1859) in Hertford County. Mr. Parker, after
graduating at `Fake Forest College in 1859, and serving four years in
the Confederate States Army, devoted his life to education. From
1865 to 1881 his work was in Hertford County, in which he was
County Superintendent of Public Instruction for the years 1881-84; in
1889 he took charge of the school at Seaboard, where he remained
until 1896. In that year he came to Wake Forest as principal of the
academy in that place, and remained until 1898 when he accepted a
position in Georgia. John Catre Scarborough (B.A. 1869), to whom
the State owes an eternal debt of gratitude for his great work for
public school education, graduating in 1869, taught at Forestville,
1869-70. The next year he was tutor in the College; from 1871 to
1876 he was principal of the Selma Academy; for two periods, 1877-
1885, and 1893-97, twelve years, he was State Superintendent of
Public Instruction; after other services, he closed his educational
career as president of Chowan College,
1871-80
Probably the total number of academies in the State which in these
years, 1865-70, undertook to prepare young men for college did not
number more than fifty, nor was there any great increase in the
number on the next decade, 1871-80. So far as the records show only
about forty Wake Forest men, in addition to those mentioned above,
taught in the academies of the State in this period. Among them,
however, were some able educators. One of these was Rev. G. W.
Greene (B.A. 1870), who began his work at Moravian Falls Academy
in Wilkes County in 1877, which under his direction had a high
reputation all over the, State; here he continued until 1891, when he
was called to Wake Forest College as Professor of Latin. A year later
he went to Canton, China, as a missionary. Another, who beginning in
this period did distinguished work in the field of secondary education,
was L. W. Bagley (B.A. 1875). He served as tutor of the College,
1875-77; for three periods, 1877-81 and 1882-84 and 1904- he
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