Hattie Belle McKee was born on December 20, 1890. She married Sam Washington Wilson around 1910. They had four children: Lulee, Tempie, Maxwell, and Jodie. Her niece remembers her having a sweet personality. Hattie and Sam were a very loving and close couple. Sam worked in the cotton mills and the couple lived in Spartanburg. Her mind began to slip into dementia in her later years. Hattie died on March 17, 1965 and Sam died three months later on June 28.