Nancy Smith, et al. v. Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad Co.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Nancy Smith, et al. v. Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad Co.
Case Date: 
1871
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
70
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Charles C. Smith, admr. Of John Smith, dec. for the use of Nancy Smith, widow, is plaintiff. Additional plaintiffs: William Smith, James Smith, Mary Smith, Robert Smith, and General Smith, heirs. Smith et al. charging Railroad Co. with knocking down and killing John Smith. Train was running at an unusual time of the night with no head light & did not blow a whistle or ring a bell as required by law.