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Kathy Fiscus
Birth: Aug. 21, 1945
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1949
San Marino
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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
Kathy Fiscus
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Kathy Fiscus
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Kathy Fiscus
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My name is Kathy Lee. I was born February 7,1950 and my mother always told me I was named after a little girl that fell in a well. I did not know the whole story until now. God bless you Kathy. I am honored to be named after you. May you rest in peace.
- Kathy
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015

- Kathy
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015
How well I remember- I was 10 years old and until that day in 1949- 2 days after my little sister turned 5- there was only one channel (KTTV) and it was on for only 3-4 hours a day. But on that heartbreaking day- and the next- 27 hours total, we watched ...(Read more)
- Vicki Smith
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
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