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DeArmond, David A.

Congressman Dies a Hero

Kansas City, Nov. 23 – It was in a vain effort to save the life of his little grandson that Congressman David A. DeArmond, of the sixth Missouri district, perished in a fire that destroyed his home in Butler, Mo., early today.  The heroism of the congressman was made known late this afternoon, when DeArmond's body was found.  He had caught up the 6-year-old lad, David A. DeArmond, Jr., and rushed with him through the flames that filled his room.  He fell with his unconscious burden, and both sank through the floor to quick death. [Malheur Enterprise (Vale, OR) – Saturday, November 27, 1909. Submitted by Jim Dezotell]





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