Nellie M. Lindeman, 64, housewife, saved Gregory, William, Douglas, and Marlin Lynch, 1,2,3 and 4, respectively, from burning, Miles City, Montana, October 17, 1956. While Gregory, William, Douglas, and Marlin were with their five-year-old sister in a bedroom of a small one-story frame dwelling during their mother’s absence, fire broke out in the room. As smoke rapidly filled the room, the girl ran outside and began screaming. Mrs. Lindeman, a neighbor, was attracted and ran 250 feet to the dwelling. She entered the house and, guided by the cries of the children, made her way through the smoke-filled kitchen and into the bedroom. Flames burned several feet away and extended from floor to ceiling on portions of two walls, and burning paper from the ceiling fell near Mrs. Lindeman. By crouching and peering through less dense smoke near the floor, she located the children. Lifting Gregory from the floor and taking William by the hand, she instructed Douglas and Marlin to hold to her skirt, which they did, Mrs. Lindeman then made her way back through the dense smoke to the door and out of the dwelling with the four children. Firemen arrived and extinguished the flames, but the dwelling was almost a total loss. None of the children nor Mrs. Lindeman sustained burns.
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