Floy Head saved James T. Davis from burning, Grandview, Texas, September 26, 1931. Davis, 71, plumber, who was weak from a long illness, and his wife were sleeping at night on an enclosed porch at the rear of their one-story house. They were aroused by smoke from a fire in the front of the house. His wife left the porch, and Davis in weakness fell to the floor against the wall opposite to the door to the yard. Miss Head, 21, student, in pajamas, ran from her home to the outside door of the porch, was unable to see Davis through the smoke, and called to him. Thinking she heard Davis reply, she groped her way through dense smoke to him. Fire came through the wall and burned Miss Head’s hair as she tried to lift Davis. Becoming dazed by the smoke, Miss Head dragged Davis to another door. The wall from which Miss Head had dragged Davis then burned through and fell. Miss Head realized she was going in the wrong direction and with great effort dragged Davis toward the outside door. She collided with a chair and fell to the floor, but she regained her feet and dragged Davis outside. She was in a state of collapse. She sustained a broken rib from the fall and slight burns on her face, shoulders, back, and feet. Davis sustained slight burns.
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