Mixed Claims Commission: Charles Robinson excerpt

[page 106, excerpt from the case of Mr. Charles E. H. Robinson, Saloon Passenger] At the time of his death Charles E. H. Robinson was in the employ of the Walkover Shoe Company and en route to take charge of and manage a branch establishment in London at a salary of $3,000 per annum. He was then 53 years of age and left surviving him a father, Charles Robinson, 81 years of age, two brothers, William R. and James H. Robinson, 54 and 53 years of age respectively, and two married sisters, 43 and 40 years of age respectively. The deceased contributed $300 per annum to the support of his father but made no contributions to his brothers and sisters, none of whom were dependent upon him. No claim is made for property lost. Applying the rules announced in the Lusitania Opinion to the facts disclosed by the record, the Commission decrees that under the Treaty of Berlin of August 25, 1921, and in accordance with its terms the Government of Germany is obliged to pay to the Government of the United States on behalf of Charles Robinson the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) with interest thereon at the rate of five per cent per annum from November 1, 1923; and further decrees that the Government of Germany in not obligated to pay to the Government of the United States any amount on behalf of the other claimants herein.

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