Dock Rogers

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
August 1, 1895, Page 1
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Verdict for Five Hundred.

The case of Dock Rogers, the little negro boy, against the Western and Atlantic railway, for the loss of a leg, was tried in the superior court last week, and a verdict for five hundred dollars was obtained.

The circumstances of the case were published at the time of the accident, about two years ago. The boy’s parents lived near the railroad, and a freight train was standing on the side track. When the train moved off the boy was found by the side of the track, with his leg so badly crushed that amputation was necessary. The boy was only five or six years old, and just how the accident occurred has never been definitely known. The suit was entered for eight thousand dollars, and the jury rendered a verdict of five hundred.

Col. John W. Akin represented the plaintiff, and Cols. J. W. Harris, Jr., and Payne and Tye, the defendant.


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