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.

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