Swain County Herald (Swain Co. NC) Thursday, June 13, 1889:
"Ed Henry, an 11-year-old son of John Henry, living in South Iredell, five miles from Davidson College, accidently shot and killed his little sister, Bertha, aged 7, Wednesday morning. The boy was squirrel hunting, carrying the gun on his shoulder. The little girl following him on her way to the pasture, when the gun was discharged, the load taking effect in Bertha's neck and breast. Death was instantaneous. Dr. Barringer of Donaldson College viewed the body and pronounced an inquest unnecessary."