Wilson Daily Times, 3 January 1917.
I have not been able to find a death record for a 12 year-old child in early January 1917. Nor have I been able to identify a 12 year-old boy named Clark living in the Elm City area in 1917.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.
Goes to show the same kind of craziness happened back in the day with guns.