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Kathy Fiscus
Birth: Aug. 21, 1945
Death: Apr. 8, 1949

Three year old Kathy Fiscus fell into an abandoned well while playing in a field in San Marino, California. Thousands of people sat transfixed in front of their television sets as frantic volunteers tried to reach the child trapped nearly 100 feet down in a fourteen inch pipe. After 52 hours, they finally reached her only to find that she had apparently died early in the rescue efforts. This event introduced a new dimension to news coverage -- live, onsite television broadcasting. "Kathy Fiscus Laws" were enacted across the country, requiring the capping and filling in of abandoned wells. The old well that claimed her life has long since been filled in. There is no trace of it on what is now an athletic field at San Marino High School. Her Marker bears the inscription, "A Little Girl Who Brought the World Together". 
 
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  David H Fiscus (1907 - 1975)

Cause of death: suffocation as a result of a fall into a well
 
Burial:
Glen Abbey Memorial Park
Bonita
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 6, Section 32, Block 12
 
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Record added: Jul 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10679
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- Alyssa McIntosh
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014
One day as a little girl I asked my mother why she named me Kathy. She told me she named me after a little girl named Kathy that had fallen in a well. After what happen to little Kathy my mom said she would name her first little girl after her. Though m...(Read more)
- Kathleen Furlong
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

- C. J. Hinds
 Added: Aug. 28, 2014
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