Limitation of Liability Hearings

CLAIM OF MRS. ALLEN O. BECKER


UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT,
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

 

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In the Matter of the Petition
Of
The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company,
Limited, owner of the Steamship
TITANIC, in a cause of Limitation of Liability.
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Claim of Mrs. Allen O. Becker

 

STATE OF MICHIGAN       )
                                       ) ss.
COUNTY OF BERRIEN      )

 

MRS. ALLEN O. BECKER, being duly sworn, says:

I am a resident of Benton Harbor, Michigan. On April 15th, 1912, I was one of the passengers on the late Steamship Titanic, at the time of her collision with an iceberg, as set forth in the libel and petition herein. By reason of the collision and as I am informed and believe end charge, through the fault of said petitioner, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, limited, or of its agents and servants in charge of the Steamship Titanic, and without fault on my part, the said Steamship Titanic was sunk and became a total loss.

By the sinking and destruction of said steamship, I lost my personal effects and property, which went down with said vessel, to the value of upwards of  Two thousand one hundred & eighty four and 20/100 Dollars.

That a true list and inventory of the articles and effects so lost is annexed hereto, marked "Exhibit A," to be taken as part of this claim; that all and every the articles set forth were owned by me and were in my possession on said steamship, and were all totally lost with said steamship, and as I am informed and verily believe, no part of said articles has been raised or salved from the wreck thereof; that the values therein stated are the true and correct market values of the property at the time of said collision, to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

WHEREFORE, I present a claim for damages against said petitioner in these proceedings, to the amount of  $2184.20/100, no part of which has been paid.

(sig) Mrs. Allen O. Becker

SWORN TO before me, this 16th day of December, 1912.

(sig) Edward E. English
Notary Public.

 


 

Exhibit “A”

 

 

1 Large rug,
   $  28.00
1 Oriental rug (India),
50.00
1     “        “        “
50.00
1     “        “        “
50.00
1     “        “        “
35.00
1     “        “        “
35.00
1     “        “        “
25.00
1 Large camel's hair rug (India),  
15.00
1 Small    "          "     “     “
10.00
1 “       “          “     “        “
10.00
1 “       “          “     “        “
10.00
1 “       “          “     “        “
10.00
1 “       “          “     “        “
10.00
1 “       “          “     “        “
10.00
1 Pair Oriental bead portierres
2.00
1 Irish linen hand embroidered bed spread,
15.00
1 Oil painting,
100.00
6 Water colour paintings,
6.00
2 Oil paintings,
10.00
40 Books,
50.00
1 Carved walnut table (India),
25.00
1 “                    “        “ 
25.00
1 “   tabourette          “
5.00
4      “          “                “ 
16.00
1 Bamboo table              “
2.00
1 Hammered brass jardinier (India), 
5.00
1 Turquoise picture frame          “
3.00
1         “             “          “           “
2.00
1         “             “          “           “
1.00
6 Oriental brass finger bowls     “
6.00
1 Large brass tray                       “
4.00
1     “      “      “                          “ 
3.00
1 Small   “      “                          “
2.00
1    “         “     “                        “
1.00
1 Brass brush and comb tray      "
1.00
2    “     powder boxes               “
2.00
1 Silver jewel case,                     “
3.00
1 Carved wood jewel case         “
4.00
1 Olive wood ivory top jewel case (India)
5.00
1 Bible, large,
6.00
1 "
2.00
1    “      small,
2.00
1 Silk embroidered table cover (India),
5.00
1 Pair silk  "             portierres   “
20.00
3 “   portierres                            “  
6.00
3    "  embroidered window curtains (India)
15.00
1 Large linen table cloth,
10.00
1    “        “        “       “
8.00
1    “        “        “       “
5.00
1    “        “        “       “
3.00
1    “        “        “       “
3.00
1    “        “        “       “
3.00
3 Doz. linen napkins.
15.00
1 Gold picture frame,
4.00
4 Silk Como rugs (India),
20.00
1 Linen hand embroidered center piece,
2.00
2 Lace center pieces,
3.00
6 Yards real lace,
25.00
  Brought Forward
$821.00





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