As I browsed the 100 Pages of Marble Falls History 1887-1987 published by the Highlander back in 1987 to commemorate the Centennial of the Town, I ran across this paragraph from 1922. (Thomas E. is actually Thomas C.)
Being curious about what all young Thomas accomplished during his lifetime, I did some digging. I was to find out that he is buried at Cook-Walden Memorial Gardens in Austin.
Following is a pretty good summary of his lifelong accomplishments.
So in summary I guess you can say the boy that graduated Burnet High School at 14 did go on to accomplish his fair share during his lifetime.