Titanic damage suit settled in the state

Sarah Crafton receives first payment of $5000

Logansport Pharos-Tribune

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The first partial payment of damages for the loss of life on the Titanic, the steamship which went down in the Atlantic in 1912, causing the loss of 1500 lives, was received in Indianapolis yesterday.

A draft for $5000 payable to Mrs Sarah Crafton of Bloomington Ind., whose husband, John B. Crafton, went down on the ill-fated ship, was received by W.L. Taylor, attorney for the widow, and it was forwarded to her.

The $5000 is a partial payment, Mr Taylor explained, and the balance will be paid later.

Mrs Crofton was one of the many persons who bought a suit against the International Navigation company of London, owners of the Titanic, for damages caused by the death of those on board. This suit was carried through the Supreme Court of the United States and damages in the sum of $760,000 were awarded the amount to be divided among the plaintiffs.

Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, Indiana)

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Titanic damage suit settled in the state (Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Saturday 30th September 1916, ref: #448, published 20 April 2021, generated 4th August 2021 07:30:12 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-damage-suit-settled-in-the-state-448.html