LeRoy McCoy, 19, laborer, with two others, rescued Charles A. McCoy, 28, from a blast in a mine, Ketchum, Idaho, June 13, 1905. LeRoy, after having been knocked down by the concussion from a premature explosion, rushed to the assistance of Charles, who had been rendered helpless and was lying near other blasts which were momentarily expected to go off, and helped carry him to safety.
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Roy McCoy, a Gooding, Idaho, farmer, died on Sept. 22, 1953, at a veterans’ hospital in Boise, Idaho. McCoy was born on Nov. 30, 1886, in Ketchum, Idaho. He married the former Edith Linder on June 2, 1926, in Gooding, and they had one son, Gene A. McCoy.
McCoy, a World War I veteran, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and went to a Baptist church in Gooding.
He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery in Gooding.
(Edited from a story published in The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, on Sept. 23, 1953.)