Jesse and Mary Sherrod Ward‘s entire family was stricken with accidental arsenic poisoning in June 1923, perhaps from eating cabbage from their own garden. Jesse Ward died immediately and his four year-old daughter Virginia Dare Ward two days later.
Wilson Daily Times, 15 June 1923.
News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 16 June 1923.
Oh wow…such a sad story…