Jackson, Nov. 23 – A peculiar and unusual kind of a damage suit has been instituted in the circuit court of Pike county. The ground for the action was the accidental killing of a son of J.B. Sataham [sic]. Last December the son of Statham went hunting with Louis Heidenrich and Arthur Wheelock, when one of them carelessly discharged the gun, the load taking effect in Statham's head, causing his death. It is alleged in the declaration that the defendants induced the boy to go hunting with them, despite the fact that his father had forbidden him. ["Unusual Damage Suit," Daily Herald (Biloxi, Miss.), 24 November 1908, p.1, col. 5 digital images, GenealogyBank]
According to a fellow Statham researcher, the child was George C. Statham, who died in Dec 1907, ten days before his 13th birthday. James Brumfield (J.B.) Statham was the son of Richmond Yancey Statham.