James W. Gilmer, 25, deckhand, died attempting to save Howard McKarney, 19, from drowning, Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1905. Gilmer, in a row boat, essayed to reach McKarney, who was on a barge, which was in imminent danger of being carried over a dam in the Monongahela River. Both were swept over, the boat capsizing. McKarney escaped unhurt.
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