Wilson Daily Times, 6 July 1916.
Thirteen year-old Hattie Rodgers was pregnant. The newspaper reported speculation that her death was a suicide resulting from her family’s response to her condition.
In the 1910 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: tenant farmer Berry Rodgers, 35; wife Florence, 23; and children Bessie, 10, Hattie, 7, Eula, 4, Nora, 2, and Nannie B., 11.
I have not found Hattie Rodgers’ death certificate.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.