WHITEHEAD COAL & MINING CO. v. WINTON

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WHITEHEAD COAL & MINING CO. v. WINTON
1924 OK 940
230 P. 509
107 Okla. 99
Case Number: 12884
Decided: 10/14/1924
Supreme Court of Oklahoma

WHITEHEAD COAL & MINING CO.
v.
WINTON.

Syllabus

ΒΆ0 Death--Action by Mother for Wrongful Death--Mortality Table as Evidence of Mother's Life Expectancy.
In an action brought by a plaintiff as the mother and next of kin of a deceased son and against a defendant, alleging that the deceased came to his death through the wrongful act of the defendant and that she was thereby deprived of support which she would have received during her natural life from her son had he lived, and seeking damages on said account, the mortality table showing the expectancy of the life of the mother is competent evidence to establish that fact, as such fact is material and proper for the consideration of the jury in the case.

Hummer & Foster and R. E. Simpson, for plaintiff in error.
W. W. Witten and Cravens & Cravens, for defendant in error.

LYDICK, J.