She was meticulously clean, scrubbing her cedar floors with bleach so that they shone white. Lexie Gordon, a light-skinned year-old woman who was ill with typhoid fever , had sent her children into the woods. Before the massacre, the town of Rosewood had been a quiet, primarily black, self-sufficient whistle stop on the Seaboard Air Line Railway. He was ostracized and taunted for assisting the survivors, and rumored to keep a gun in every room of his house. Petersburg Times that reopened the Rosewood case, criticized demonstrable errors in the report. Shipp commented on Singleton's creating a fictional account of Rosewood events, saying that the film "assumes a lot and then makes up a lot more". The staggering tally is more than previously reported and is based on research of court records, newspaper accounts, local historians, and family descendants.
Henley. Age: 27.
Her son Arnett was, by that time, "obsessed" with the events in Rosewood.
Giovanna. Age: 29.
The hamlet grew enough to warrant the construction of a post office and train depot on the Florida Railroad in , but it was never incorporated as a town. She was killed by a shotgun blast to the face when she fled from hiding underneath her home, which had been set on fire by the mob. Another newspaper reported: "Two Negro women were attacked and raped between Rosewood and Sumner.