j t farque death lawsuit

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J. to to Kemah, by Kemah. on not tne to is Kenny, al ASK DAMAGES AGAINST CITY. Mra. Partite aid Children File 8«lt The suit or^bocfa Farque and children itiiuai iae t^ity or uatveston, for damages, filed In the office of District Clerk James C. Gengler on Thursday, prays $50,000 damages In retribution for ths death of the plaintiff's (Docia Paraue) husband, J. T. Farque, from the fatal bums received by him on Feb. IS. the tent In which he wa« confined at m?n!ng!t!«.camp.of the John Ssa'.y Hospital grounds caught fire through the alleged neKllgenco of employes. the" widow, Mrs. Docia Farque, brings jult for iiclncif and. as next mend, her three children--May, aged 14; Theda, aged 10, and Clifford, aged 7--alleging that the death of the husband and father robbed them of their only means of support. Mr. Farque was a meat cutter. As defendant, the City of Galveston. a municipal corporation; V. B. Austin and I.'H. Kempner, members of the board of commissioners and ex officio members of the John Sealy Hospital board, are named. The substaacs of the plainliff's peti tion alleges an follows: \ That on or about Feb. 9 Mr. Farque was uk*n -U! at his home at 1813 ty-third street That on or about ths same date the servants, agents and ployes of defendant municipal corpora' tion did forcibly and over the protests °nd entreaties of pioir.tiri ar.c! Jii;si;;ir;; enter their home and by force conveye the husband to the John Eealy Hospita and placed him on a cot In 'a tent the detention camp grounds. Ths petition sets cs is =t,-.ts that the days of Feo. 10, 11 and 12. which ·were cold, damp and disagreeable dayi Mr. Fariue was left without «i.rn on unattended i for many hours' at a .?.nd *b»t the plaintiff i^os ^revests? from accompanying her husband" toTMhiTM place of confinement, and a'Jeges tha she was forcibly restrained from attend ing and nursing him by the agents, pioycs ana -servants of the derenaant. It Is alleged further by the petition that on the evcnintr of Feb. 12 thn pltal attendants had placed a burning lamp ---* - ·- ' Q mrj and ( a burning v stOTO ne.ar the co ' l wel- H (Salves- in j the tent became ignited, envelonine 1 t h n i plaintiff's husband In flames." m.n«inr i hurnp. which were the ratusc ot hi's . death. Tlie petition alleges that, savo ; from temporary iHncrs ffo:r. which lie · wtm then stiffcrinp, tho liushund was'a i ni;in 01 n r r i i n n r i i y n-nnn nna ! u s Initchcr j i p p r o x i m a t o l y flron h;ivp Kii.«tnin.-'d fictitril flaniatros by 1 reason -if the d e a t h nf t h n fatiier in the KHIH nf $. r tO,000,

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 22 Mar 1912, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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