Part 9, Note 65
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Colorado Citizen, May 23, 1878, October 3, 1878, November 20, 1879, January 26, 1882, March 23, 1882, June 14, 1883, June 28, 1883; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 3570: Martin Cunningham and Tabby Cunningham v. Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad, Civil Cause File No. 3691: Mary Nuss v. Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad, Civil Cause File No. 3714: Augusta Faber v. Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad, Minute Book G, p. 597, Minute Book I, p. 68, Minute Book J, p. 9. The railroad employees who were killed and their dates of death were Hector Bell, May 18, 1878; Ed Mahone, late September or early October 1878; Martin Cunningham, November 1879; Benjamin Nuss, January 23, 1882; W. A. Ollin, March 17, 1882; and Ed Slack and John Clark, June 11, 1883. The suit filed by Augusta Faber was initially settled in her favor. However, the railroad appealed, and on February 17, 1885, the state supreme court reversed the decision. The suit was finally dismissed on March 6, 1893 (see A. W. Terrell, comp., Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas [Texas Reports], vol. 63 (Austin: State of Texas, 1885), p. 344).