Roskus Gibson

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Roskus Gibson
Sort Name: 
Gibson, Roskus
AKA: 
Rocius
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Dies
Family: 
Gibson
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Carriage Driver
Cause of Death: 
Old Age
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Biography: 

Roskus is husband to Dilsey and father to Versh, T.P., and Frony. He drives for the Compsons while also caring for the farm animals until his arms get too weak from rheumatism. He helps care for the Compson children, as well as the adult Benjy, often speculating around Benjy's disability that there "aint no luck on this place" (29). The date of his death is uncertain, but it is likely in the 1920s.

Disability: 
mobility impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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