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.
Wilson Daily Times, 15 November 1929.
I have not found any follow-up to this news story, but Harvey Rodgers‘ death certificate lists his cause of death as “Gun shot wound of chest accident while hunting.”
- Harvey Rodgers — in the 1920 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: Jim Rogers, 60; wife Lanie, 50; children Latina, 15, Harold, 12, Louisa, 9, and Harvey, 8; and nieces Ema B., 20, and Mabel Sanders, 6.
- Wray Bridgers
Wilson Advance, 28 September 1893.
J.W. Rogers, 25, married Annie H. Blake, 21, on 21 September 1893. L.J. Melton, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony at the Baptist church in the presence of David Pyatt, H. Bynum, and S.H. Vick.