{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "WebSite", "url": "https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/", "potentialAction": { "@type": "SearchAction", "target": "https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-search.php?cx=partner-pub-8229361356428053%3A6873164966&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q={search_term_string}", "query-input": "required name=search_term_string" } }

FIRST CLAIM PAID

Washington Herald

Buffalo, N. Y., April 19---What is declared to be the first claim paid for the loss of a life in the Titanic disaster was recorded to-day, when the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, in this city, paid $1,000 to a brother of Henry Sutehill, [sic] of Buffalo, who is believed to have been lost. No papers or documentation of any kind were required by the company before making the payment.

Related Biographies:

Henry Sutehall Jr

Acknowledgements

Mark Baber

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) FIRST CLAIM PAID (Washington Herald, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #4110, published 1 November 2004, generated 21st January 2021 12:05:12 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/first-claim-paid.html