“Pulmonary T.B. on way home from sanatorium.”
Sixteen year-old Mary Jane Tate succumbed to pulmonary tuberculosis in Fayetteville, North Carolina, while traveling home to Wilson. She had likely been confined to the recently opened African-American wing of the state tuberculosis sanitorium near Quewhiffle, Hoke County, North Carolina, west of Fayetteville.
Though her gravestone has not yet been found, she is likely buried in the Noah Tate family plot in Odd Fellows cemetery.