Mr. Henry Jordan Salt

Henry Jordan Salt, 37, was a United States national who was a passenger on and went down with the Lusitania.  Although he was listed as being from Boston, Massachusetts, Salt was a salesman for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania leather company and earned about $3,500 a year in 1915.  He had a wife, Fannie L. Salt, a daughter Blanche Frances Salt, and a son, Charles Henry Salt.  At the time of his death, they were 42, 10, and 2 1/2 years of age respectively. Fannie collected $21,000.00 in life insurance from Salt's death to raise her children.  Fannie died in November 1921. Blanche was raised, supported, and educated by friends, while Charles went to live with his paternal grandparents.  The Mixed Claims Commission awarded each of the children $15,000.00 for the loss of their father.

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Henry Jordan Salt at the Mixed Claims Commission
References: Mixed Claims Commission, Docket No. 277.

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