Bullitt County History

1917 Shepherdsville Train Wreck - Papers

Letter to Mr. Donohue Regarding Settlement Amounts

Transcript of 1917 Train Wreck Short Letter to Mr. Donahue
(Written on “The Old Kentucky Home Hotel” letterhead)
[Words in brackets are added to this transcription for clarity.]

Case # 91380

December 26, 1917

Mr. Donahue [railroad attorney]

Mr. Kelly expects to be in office not later than Friday and he stated that before he did anything he wanted to come to the office to get some idea as to what it would hog(?) in various cases.

Below are his figures as possible bases of settlement with out suggestion from either Mr. Martin or myself but at our request.

Cherry family(3) cases25000
Hurst [family](2) [cases]10000
Bridges [family](2) [cases]12000
Muir [family](3) [cases]25000
Phillips [family] John(2) [cases]13000
Moore [family](1) [cases]10000
Miller [family] R.H.(1) [cases]7500
Mashburn [family](1) [cases]10000
Samuels [family](1) [cases]12000
Pulliam [family](1) [cases]8000
Miller [family] Tom(1) [cases]10000
Phillips [family] Dave(1) [cases]10000
Thompson [family](1) [cases]10000
Talbott [family](1) [cases]12000
Miller [family] Mack(2) [cases]18000
Johnson [family](1) [cases]5000

These are given as minimum figures.
AMW [Probably A. M. Warren, Chief Law Agent for L&N]

If you, the reader, have an interest in any particular part of our county history, and wish to contribute to this effort, use the form on our Contact Us page to send us your comments about this, or any Bullitt County History page. We welcome your comments and suggestions. If you feel that we have misspoken at any point, please feel free to point this out to us.

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 12 Sep 2020 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/tw1917papers14.html