Homer J. Morrison, 19, ironworker’s apprentice, saved Mary Hughes, 51, from being run over by a train, Buffalo, New York, August 1, 1906. In the face of a fast-approaching passenger train, Morrison jumped to the middle of the track, when the pilot of the locomotive was but 10 feet distant, and dragged Mrs. Hughes clear of the rail, but fell under her at the side of the track, being barely missed by the engine. The train ran more than 600 feet past them before being stopped. 1172-138
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Jerome Morrison, 72, a stationary engineer, died on Jan. 31, 1962. He had retired several years earlier from Hens & Kelly department store.
Morrison received the Carnegie Medal for saving the life of a woman imperiled by a locomotive at the foot of Georgia Street in Buffalo, N.Y.
He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.