Mrs. James Tulloch (Agnes Kerr)

Agnes Tulloch, 21, was the wife of James Tulloch, mother of Hannah Tulloch, and daughter of Andrew Kerr. Agnes was traveling aboard Lusitania with her husband and daughter. All three were lost when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915. Their bodies, if recovered, were never identified. Agnes was born in Scotland around 1894. She had a brother named Andrew younger than she by two years, and another brother named Walter younger than she by 4 years. The family moved from Scotland to Montana in the United States in 1906. Her father became a United States citizen in 1912, when she was 18 and no longer a minor. Agnes married James Tulloch, and Tulloch never became a United States citizen. On 14 June 1914, a daughter, named Hannah, was born to James and Agnes. The Tullochs lived in Kendall, Montana. The entire Tulloch family was lost in the Lusitania disaster, and their bodies were either not recovered or never identified. Hannah was only an infant at the time of her death. Agnes' father, Andrew Kerr, brought his case to the Mixed Claims Commission to sue Germany for damages. Even though the Tullochs had intended to return to the United States, since neither of the adult Tullochs were United States citizens (as James had never become naturalized), and Hannah was too young to have been earning an income for the family, the Mixed Claims Commission did not award Agnes' father any money for the lost of his daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. The mining town of Kendall, Montana, where the Tullochs lived, is now a ghost town and has been since 1920.

Related pages

The Tulloch Family at the Mixed Claims Commission

Links of interest

Kendall at Montana Ghost Towns Kendall and the Moccasin Mountains
References: Mixed Claims Commission, Docket No. 237.

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