430 History of Wake Forest College
to Wake Forest. Graduating in 1884 W. V. Savage took charge the
same year of Westfield Academy in Edgecombe County; in February,
1886, he went to Raleigh to take a position in the graded schools of
that city; in the fall of the same year he went to Henderson as
principal of Henderson Male Academy; in August, 1871, he was
ordained to the Baptist ministry and gave up school work. One who
did distinguished work as educator, editor and writer was W. F.
Marshall. After his graduation in 1884 he served for one year as tutor
in the College; in the years 1884-86 he was principal of Fair Bluff
Academy; he served also as principal of other academies-Globe,
1886-89; Lenoir, 1889-90, and Gastonia, 1890 and for several other
years. Afterwards he was editor of the Gastonia Gazette, and served
on the editorial staff of the Biblical Recorder and also of the
Progressive Farmer, in every instance with much ability. E. E.
Hilliard was tutor in the College for one year after his graduation in
1882; then he went to Scotland Neck and was principal of Vine Hill
Academy, 1883-88. In 1887 he became editor of the Scotland Neck
Democrat, and the same year was licensed as a lawyer, and continued
as editor and in the practice of his profession until his premature
death. T. J. Simmons of the class of 1883 is best known for his work
in the education of women in the State of Georgia, in which he was
president of several colleges for women, among them Shorter College
at Rome, and Brenau College at Gainesville; before going to Georgia,
however, he had done work in the schools of his native State―in
Fayetteville, 1883-84, and in the graded schools of Durham, 1884-90.
Another whose work as an educator was constructive was J. T.
Alderman. In the two years following his graduation, 1880-82, he
taught in the schools of his native county of Sampson; from 1882 to
1891, he was principal of the Fork Church Academy in Davie County,
and for several years of that time was County Superintendent of
Public Instruction. In 1891 he became superintendent of the graded
schools of Reidsville; here he remained until the end of the century
when he went to Henderson as superintendent of the graded schools
of that city. Another who began his career in school work in this
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