Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Man Charged for Not Supporting Wife, 5 Children, 1949

“Lack of Support for Children Is Charged by Sheriff,” from the Feb. 22, 1949 issue of the Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C.

David (Red) Herring was jailed yesterday on a charge of neglecting to provide adequate support for his wife and five minor children, Sheriff Willis C. Britt reported today.

On receipt of a complaint from the welfare department, the sheriff with Juvenile Judge B.F. McMillan Jr. Saturday investigated conditions at the farm home occupied by the Herring family in Wisharts township.

The officials found indescribably filthy and impoverished conditions prevalent at the home. They brought Herrings’ six-month-old baby to the Thompson Hospital here, near death from starvation.

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