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Description: Woman the Weaker Vessel - Mrs. Sage Died FirstDate: January 24 1901
Newspaper published in: Gurley, AL
Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 2
Woman the Weaker Vessel
Four years ago David S. Sage and his wife, of Lebanon, Ill., were killed in a storm. In a suit for the settlement of the estate, which is worth $10,000, it became necessary to decide which died first. If the husband, the wife’s heirs would be entitled to her share of the estate; if the wife, then his heirs would get all the property. The court decided that as the woman was presumably the weaker person, Mrs. Sage must have died first.