T. E. McGiboney

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Thomas Eugene McGiboney, Jr (born December 11, 1917 in Birmingham; died March 24, 1933 in Birmingham) was a newspaper carrier for The Birmingham Age-Herald.

McGiboney, called "T. E.", was the son of Tom and Eva Fox McGiboney. He had an eventful childhood, swallowing an entire bottle of ink at age two and falling 12 feet from a porch a few months later. He attended Central Park Grammar School and West End High School and was also active at Central Park Methodist Church.

McGiboney earned pocket money by cutting lawns and doing odd jobs for neighbors. He took a job at age fifteen delivering newspapers by bicycle. He was an efficient worker, winning merits as a "junior salesman". On the morning of March 24, 1933 he was working his route when he was struck by a motorist and killed. It was the paper's first on-the-job fatality.

McGiboney was survived by his parents and an older sister, Helen. He is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Ensley.

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