Wilkes, NC House Fire, May 1907

The Patriot says that a tenant house on the lands of Mrs. W. H. H. Cowles, of Statesville, in Wilkes, was burned by a fire of unknown origin Monday night of last week. The place was occupied by Simon Shrew, who lost all his meat and clothing and almost all his household effects.

The Landmark, Statesville, NC 21 May 1907