Lawrenceville Illinois Heroes Share in Carnegie Gifts - 1913

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Lawrenceville Illinois Heroes Share in Carnegie Gifts - 1913 - f'- ILLINOIS HEROES LEALV IfJ NATION; AUARDEDS1...
f'- ILLINOIS HEROES LEALV IfJ NATION; AUARDEDS1 0,000 Carnegie Fund Disburses Money, Medals and - Pensions to Kes -cuersof -cuersof Lives. GIFTS TOTAL 5100,000 ' , Special tMspalch ta The Inter Ocean. PITTSBURGH. Pt., -Oct. -Oct. aLTbert art more heroes la Illinois- Illinois- than In any other trtate of tber nation, according to the report report of the Carnegie hero und commission, made public today. . - Nearly $100,000 waa disbursed to -heroes -heroes and relatives In United States and Canada. Out of this sum Illinois heroes, or relsttves of those dying la attempts to rescue others, receive Immediate awards of. $10,000, .six silver and Ave bronse medals. In one case the award . provides a pension of $30 a month,'..','--" month,'..','--" month,'..','--" month,'..','--" " Immediate' awards by "the commission total $11,00) ia sums of $2,000 to sixteen and $1,000 to thirty-nine thirty-nine thirty-nine persons. The remaining remaining disbursements consist of pensions of (20 to $65 a month. In every case a gold. silver, or bronze medal was given. The following eleven awards were made to Illinois residents: W. Ross King, Kane, 111. Bronze medal and $2,000, as needed, for educational purposes. purposes. ' Saved Henry W. Be use he I from drowning, Kane, nL, May .X3r-1912' .X3r-1912' .X3r-1912' Moaes C. Large, 230 Mauvai&terre Street, Jacksonville, 111. Bronse medal and $1,000, aa needed.- needed.- Saved Margaret Miller, aged 80. from burning, . Jacksonville; HI., Aug. 13. 1910. . .: -.; -.; - .: - : - - - : Edwin R.' Halett (deceased) (Father). West Main Street, Beardstown, 111. Bronze medal tor father and $1.00. aa needed. Died attempting to save Wilbur G. Dial from drowning, YaUey City. Ill, May 30. 191X Marlon J. Case, Louisville. III. Silver medal and $L000, as needed. Saved Thomas Heath, welldigger, from suffocation, Louisville. Louisville. 111.. May 2?, 1911. Maariee Buckley (deceased) (Widow). OIney, III. SlWer medal to widow and pension pension of $39, a month. Died saving Byron V. and Mary E. Bohnstedt from being run over by a train. OIney. IVL, Sept. 1. 1912. Owen S. Eamsey. Lawrenoeville, 111. Stiver Stiver medal , and $1,000, as needed. Helped save George --C.' --C.' --C.' Brown' and"attempted to save Everett O.'Walcott from suffocation In tank, Lawrenceville, 'III.. Jane 6," 1912." , Wiley C. James, Lawreneevllle. 111. Silver Silver medal and $1.0M. aa needed. Helped to save George C. Brown frosa suffocation la t tank,, Lawrenceville. I1L. June 5, 1912. Noah Hood, Lawrenceville. IIL SUver medal and $1,0M, as needed. Atumpted to save Everett O. Walcott from suffocation la tank Lawrenceville, la., Jane 6, 4912, James, Bennle. . Haana. City, 111. SUtr medal, and $1,000, aa needed. Helped, to save Andrew Bogus, ahotfirer, and assisted In an attempt to save Edward Wyatt. shot- shot- flrer, from suffocation In a mine. Gilchrist, IIL, Nov. 22, 1909. Bogus recovered; Wyatt died. - . ". ' Thomas J. MUte. 1328 , Thirtieth Street, Rock Island. 111. Bronze medal and $1,000, at needed.. Helped to save Andrew Bogus aad assisted in an attempt to aavf Edward Wyatt from suffocation. Gilchrist, IIL. Nor. 22. 1909. PhUIp Cell, 710 South Chestnut Street. Kewaaee, 111. Bronse medal. Helped to save Andrew Bogua and assisted In an at tempt to save Edward Wyatt from auffoca- auffoca- tion, Gilchrist, 111., Nov. 221909. -."- -."- -."- The highest award, consisting of a. gold medal and $2,000, goes to Charles N.Wright. a merchant. 3S years old. or Highlands, N. C who, with William L, Dlllard, a livery man. 33 years old, of the same place, helped to save R. 'Augustus Batya carpenter, 26 years old, from a f.ill down a precipice at that place. May 14. 1911. Dlllard receives a silver medal and $2,000. -..'. -..'. , ' r - DAHIXG BEStTE RECALLED. ''- ''- LAWREXCKVILLK. IU. Oct. SI. George Brown, an employe of the Indian Refining company, Just before closing time on June S, 1912, entered n tank car to tighten a bolt, but was overcome by gas. . Hearing a cry " for help. - Everett Walcott and; Owen Ramsey ran- ran- the length ot ten cars to his assistance. ; Tbe sodden run. left them breathless.' and -Walcott -Walcott sank unconscious beside the man he was trying to 'save. Ram-scy; Ram-scy; Ram-scy; TeaJIxlBg Walcott't condition, seized him and tried to boist him to the opening In the top of the ear, but was forced to retreat again aad again. - Pour times be entered the bole until assisted by Wiley James and Noah Hood, who also entered the car. A . rope finally waa -tied -tied around the bodies of both men, and they were pulled to the surface. ; Brown wtt revived, but Walcott died.

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