albert j hammaker daughters death litigation 1919

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Perry Township Supervisors Award That Sum For the Death of Two Girls Xow Bloomflcld, Pa.. Nov. 15. Awarded but $55 for the death of their two daughters, which occurred when an oil wagon went over an embankment durtrrg the winter of 1915. Mr. and Mr. Albert J. Ham - makpr. of Watts township, tms county, this week settled their suit gainst the township for $575 for the death of each child, together with the costs which have mounted to a considerable figure. A retrial was to havo been given in Perry county court week in compliance with a Suner'.or Court order. The Hammakers charged that the ficcldent resulted through the laii - ure of the township supervisors to provide strong retaining walls ana brought suit. After a three - day trial the jury brought in a verdict of $55. Considerable comment resulted, especially after another jury had brought In a verdict of $2,150 in favor of a girl who had had her leg broken when a sleigh overturned on a rough oad In another township. Attorneys for the Hammakers immediately filed application for retrial, but this was refused. An appeal was then taken to the Superior Court, where Justice Keller, in scathing words, ordered the lower court to again hear the case. a a it

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 15 Nov 1919, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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