TITANIC CLAIMS $10,000,000

The Washington Post

Mrs Irene Harris Asks $1,000,000 for Loss of Husband

New York, Jan 12 – A flood of petitions for damages through the loss of the steamer Titanic, filed today; included one Mrs Irene Wallach Harris, who claims $1,000,000 for the loss of her husband, Henry B Harris the theatrical manager.  This is the heaviest of the 279 claims so far filed.

Mrs May Futrelle of Scituate, Mass., asks $300,000 as compensation for the loss of her husband, Jacques Futrelle, author.  The claim of Mrs Lily B Millet, widow of Francis D Millet, the artist, a Titanic victim is $100,000.

Mrs John Jacob Astor, the Wideners, and the Hayes family are not on the list of claimants.
United State Judge Hand yesterday extended the time for filing petitions on claims to February 11th.  The claims amount to more than $10,000,000, but the White Star Line contends that its liability is limited, under the United States statues, to less than $100,000, the value of recovered records and passage money.

Related Biographies:

Lily May Futrelle
Irene Harris
Francis Davis Millet

Relates to Place:

New York City, New York, United States
Scituate, Massachusetts, United States


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2006) TITANIC CLAIMS $10,000,000 (The Washington Post, Thursday 16th January 1913, ref: #4972, published 4 January 2006, generated 1st June 2020 04:52:16 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-insurance.html