Mary Downey v. Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mary Downey v. Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad Co.
Case Date: 
1890
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
113
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff, widow of J. H. Downey, sued the railroad on grounds of negligence in the death of her husband on 18 March 1889(?). Downey, a railroad employee, was killed in MS; he was oiling the "hot box" when struck by a cattle guard and knocked from train. File consists mainly of testimony. Amount of money requested in the lawsuit uncertain.