LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KF228.H543 .W47 2013
Author Wesson, Marianne, author.
Title A death at Crooked Creek : the case of the cowboy, the cigarmaker, and the love letter / Marianne Wesson.
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 4th Floor  KF228.H543 .W47 2013    3500501350921Y  
 Important Characters in the Story of the Hillmon Casexi
 Timeline of Events Important to the Hillmon Litigationxiv
 Prologuexvii
1.A Winter Journey Leads to an Inquest: 18791
2.The Parties Ready Their Cases for Trial: 1879-188247
3.The Hillmon Case Is Tried before a Jury: 188282
4.The Case Is Tried Twice More, and a Surprising Objection Is Made: 1884-1888137
5.The Supreme Court Hears a Case of "Graveyard Insurance": 1892168
6.John Hillmon Is Reported to Be Alive as the Arduous Fourth Trial Proceeds: 1893-1895186
7.The Fifth Trial Progresses Briskly but Ends Inconclusively, and New York Life Capitulates: 1896-1899227
8.The Hillmon Case Is Tried for the Last Time: 1899259
9.The Century Turns, and the Hillmon Case Is Concluded: 1900-1903305
 Acknowledgments333
 Notes337
 Index361
 About the Author380
Published New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Copyright ©2013
Description xxvi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-378) and index.
Contents Important characters in the story of the Hillmon case -- Timeline of events important to the Hillmon litigation -- A winter journey leads to an inquest : 1879 -- The parties ready their cases for trial : 1879-1882 -- The Hillmon case is tried before a jury : 1882 -- The case is tried twice more, and a surprising objection is made : 1884-1888 -- The Supreme Court hears a case of "graveyard insurance" : 1892 -- John Hillmon is reported to be alive as the arduous fourth trial proceeds : 1893-95 -- The fifth trial progresses briskly but ends inconclusively, and New York Life capitulates : 1896-1899 -- The Hillmon case is tried for the last time : 1899 -- The century turns, and the Hillmon case is concluded : 1900-1903.
Summary Discusses a landmark Supreme Court case on the admissibility of hearsay evidence involving a dead cowboy, his widow, and a $25,000 insurance policy.
Subject Hillmon, Sallie E. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century.
Insurance crimes -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century -- Cases.
Evidence, Hearsay -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Cases.
Variant Title Case of the cowboy, the cigarmaker, and the love letter
ISBN 9780814784563 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814784569 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC No. or Control No. 819717794