Thomas Maddock, a traveling representative for Simons, Bro. & Co. for the past 55 years, is dangerously ill at his home. Mr. Maddock, who is familiarly and affectionately known throughout the southern territory as “Uncle Tom,” had endeared himself to all those with whom he came in contact. His wife, who was quite as popular and as well known in the south as Mr. Maddock, died a few years ago, and since that time “Uncle Tom” has been fast losing ground. Mr. Maddock has not traveled for his firm for the past four years, but has been active at the office until last Spring, when about that time he was forced to give up his work indefinitely. Although Mr. Madock is a little past 84 years his many friends are hopeful for his speedy recovery and his resumption of his old duties.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th October 1911