City of Memphis v. Joseph H. Trice

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
City of Memphis v. Joseph H. Trice
Case Date: 
1930
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Wrongful Death

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
1125
Notes / Description: 

8 folders. Joseph H. Trice was the administrator of the estate of Marion Ray Trice, his 7 year old son. Joseph sued the City of Memphis for $25,000 "for the death by drowning of the said Marion Ray Trice on March 24, 1928 in the ravine on the west side of Delaware street just north of West Colorado Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee." According to the case materials, Marion fell into one of the city drains and drowned "in a bayou near its entrance into the Mississippi River." Oversize maps at M-17-19