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Carnegie Hero Fund Medal

£225.00

Carnegie Hero Fund Medal, Large Type, awarded to Willam C Cavette, Gladewater Texas August 4th 1910 William C. Cavett, 26, farmer, saved Edward D. Smith, 27, farmer, from suffocation, Gladewater…

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Carnegie Hero Fund Medal, Large Type, awarded to Willam C Cavette, Gladewater Texas August 4th 1910

William C. Cavett, 26, farmer, saved Edward D. Smith, 27, farmer, from suffocation, Gladewater, Texas, August 4, 1910. Cavett went down a ladder into a 26 foot well, from which he had previously ascended because of the presence of gas, to rescue Smith, who had been overcome and had fallen to the bottom as he was being drawn up. Cavett tied a rope around Smith and climbed to the surface, and Smith was then drawn up and revived.

A very early award as the fund was instituted in 1904,

Marked on edge” Bronze L Caldwell and Co Phila Pat 11 06”

Some wear and edge knocks