“Tom, as I knew him, was also a quiet, retiring, fellow. Tall, like MacDonald; they had much in common. Indeed, they exercised a steadying influence on some of the too vivacious, lively spirits who worked in the same room. Tom was generous almost to a fault and possessed a quiet sense of humor. He was generally liked by all the fellows and it was impossible not to get along with him because of his unselfish and kindly disposition. Although seldom starting any fun he would often join in and become adept at shooting small bits of cardboard with his thumb at another fellow. Shooting from another end of the room he could hit at any spot, rarely missing. That was Tom’s specialty and I think he was unbeatable."

- Leonard Rossell, fellow employee

Life and Work at The Grip, 1909