Saturday, June 9, 2007

Money for Spokane Ball Widows

Widows of Spokane Ball Players Get Settlement
SPOKANE — The widows of two of the nine Spokane Western International league baseball players killed in a bus crash in the Cascade mountains last June 24 received settlements amounting to $30,300 in probate court Thursday from the Washington Motor Coach system.
Mrs. Frederick Martinez of San Diego, Calif., widow of infielder Fred Martinez, was granted $16,000 and an additional $300 was allotted her unborn child. Mrs. Robert Patterson of San Francisco, widow of Outfielder Bob Patterson, will receive $14,000 under the settlement.
Owner of the Spokane team, Sam Collins, was named administrator of the estates of the two players.
Both Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Patterson will share in the $80,000 fund raised by Spokane business men to aid the families of the players who were killed. Mrs. George Lyden, widow of pitcher George Lyden, received an earlier settlement last week amounting to $20,000.
Friday, August 23, 1946

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