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Who Died First

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The sinking of the ship, HOME, on Oct. 9, 1837 created a court case and a ruling that has implications into the 1960s. The entire Croom family drowned when the ship sank. The Croom family members argued for 20 years over who died first since the inheritance depended upon who lived the longest. The case ended with the common calamity decision that stated that all family members are declared to have died at the same time.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 1, June 1965, p11, 33, il