was lived in our midst. He will live on. No one, I believe, had more friends.
That friendship will continue to be a blessing to all who knew him.
Mrs. Earnshaw, who was a poet and worked with her husband,
retired from the Bursar's Office in 1953 after a forty-year association
with the college as an employee. She died on July 14, 1962. At that
time the Board of Trustees took note of Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw's
expression of purpose recounted in Chapter I. The trustees said:
It was the lifetime intent of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott B. Earnshaw to return to
the college whatever material possessions they had accumulated during their
long association with the institution. Their devotion to the college is
reflected in the fact that their combined years of service at Wake Forest
totaled approximately eighty-four. Mr. Earnshaw served as bursar from
1907 until his death on January 3, 1912. Mrs. Earnshaw, a daughter of Pres-
ident Charles E. Taylor, began her service with the college in 1913 as sec-
retary to President William Louis Poteat, transferring shortly thereafter to
the Bursar's Office, where she remained until her retirement in 1913. After
her retirement she maintained her home in Wake Forest, North Carolina,
until her death on July 14, 1962.
Their ambition was to provide a sum of $50,000 which would be avail-
able to the college upon their deaths. This hope was realized when the