The shooting death of Nathaniel Ward.

In a follow-up to this post, we learn that authorities ruled that the shooting death of Nathaniel Ward was accidental.

Wilson Daily Times, 11 February 1921.

“Fractured skull, Base, Bullet wound, Accident.”


  • Fannie Levington
  • Nathaniel Ward

Nathaniel Ward registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County in 1918. Per his registration card, he was born 10 December 1899; lived at R.F.D. 4, Wilson; farmed for O. Woodard; and his nearest relative was Lillie Applewhite, Wilson.

Nathaniel Ward died 8 February 1921 in Wilson township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was 20 years old; was born in Wilson County to Frank Ward and Lillie Applewhite; was a farmer; and was single.

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