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Good Old Days – 05-02-14

 

100 YEARS AGO

MAY 2, 1914

'Verdict For $16,000 Awarded To Mrs. Phillips – Big Damages Against Union Pacific For Death Of Plaintiffs Husband'

The trail of the damage case of Erba J. Phillips vs. Union Pacific R. R. Co. was held in district court this week and a verdict for $16,000 was given the plaintiff by the jury. Mrs. Phillips sued to recover damages for the death of her husband, Ray Chester Phillips which occurred on March 13, 1913, in a wreck on the Union Pacific which took place twelve miles west of Sidney while a Blizzard was raging. Mr. Phillips train was run into by the engine o...



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