Harry St. Clair Hathaway saved Alice G. Wolford from drowning, Waterville, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1939. While swimming in Pine Creek, Mrs. Wolford, 36, became distressed in water nine feet deep 30 feet from the bank. Hathaway, clergyman, who was clothed, waded from the opposite bank and then swam 60 feet to Mrs. Wolford and took hold of her hair. She tried to get hold of Hathaway, who with great effort swam towing her 65 feet. Weak and gasping, he tried to touch bottom; and both were submerged briefly. Hathaway called for help. He then swam 10 feet farther and got hold of the hand of a man, who was in wadable water; and Mrs. Wolford was aided to the bank. Hathaway was so exhausted that he lay in shallow water, resting awhile, and then was aided onto the bank.37900-3151
Philadelphia — A requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow for the Rev. Dr. Harry St. Clair Hathaway, dean of the Episcopal pro-Cathedral of St. Mary from 1925 to 1932. He died Friday in New York at the age of 89.
Rev. Dr. Hathaway was rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norirstown from 1910 until he came to Philadelphia in 1925 In 1932 he left the Pro-Cathedral to become rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Berwick and later served in Wellsboro and Williamsport before retirement in 1945.
At 69, he received the Carnegie Medal for rescuing a parishioner from drowning.
Survivors include 3 sons. Burial will be in Whitemarsh.