Life Insurance Policy

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June 3, 1915
In 1915, Maggie Walker purchased a life insurance policy for her husband Armstead Walker. Tragically, in 1915 her son Russell mistook Armstead for a burgular, shot and killed him. After a 5 year court battle Russell was aquitted in 1920. Walker was then able to sue the insurance company and received full death benefits plus interest.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, MAWA 99.570