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  1. #1
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    Mar 2010

    NC - Wake Co. WhtFem, 50s, Hitchhiker with suitcase, Sep'36

    I came across this posting while researching another topic. I didn't find a listing for this UID on NamUs.

    Description per newspaper article:

    • White female, dark complexion
    • Estimated 50 years of age
    • Short, stout build
    • Hazel eyes
    • Brown hair streaked with grey
    • Likely en route to Fayetteville or Fairmont, NC
    • Carried a cheap suitcase, a purse, and 26 cents in cash
    • Had two addresses on her person: "Lewis Hazlewood, 510 Rutherford Street, Greenville, S.C." and "Frederick Stuart, 215 Park Ave., Baltimore"
    • Was hitchhiking at "Five Points," 14 miles south of Raleigh on the Fayetteville Highway when she was hit by a motor express truck (driver identified) on September 16, 1936
    • Was previously given a ride from Raleigh to "Five Points" by an identified driver from Raleigh who reported learning nothing of the woman's identity

    Birth: unknown
    Death: Sep. 16, 1936
    Inscription "Unknown woman killed by auto Sept 16 1936".

    Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
    Willow Springs
    Wake County
    North Carolina, USA

    Last edited by tifflee; 03-11-2017 at 08:59 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    There's a previous Reddit thread where members delved into the genealogy aspects of the two names and addresses in this woman's possession: https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedM...n_rural_north/. Pretty interesting stuff. It also seems the original Reddit poster is the person who secured the microfiche copy of the article after seeing this woman's grave. Sharing here as an FYI.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    New England
    An intriguing story, for sure.
    Opinions expressed are strictly my own (who else would they belong to???)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Cleveland, Ohio
    That thread is interesting. It looks like a good lead that the only thing in common for both men may have been prior connections/family roots in Louisville, Ky. Wonder if she was from that area.

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