Note: Story about Frederick Wilday (policeman) rescuing girl from river: Writing and Speaking: A Text-book of Rhetoric By Charles Sears Baldwin -- pp. 332-3 http://books.google.com/books?id=6P8AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA332&dq=frederick+wilday&lr=&num=100&as_brr=1
New York Times, Mar. 11, 1905, p. 16 MEDALS FOR POLICE BRAVERY. Annual Awards and Special List for Slocum Rescuers Announced. Secretary Howell, Third Deputy Commisioner Lindsley, and Bourogh Inspector Brooks, who form the Board of Honor of the Police Department, yesterday made public the list of awards for bravery during the last year. The awards were indorsed by Commissioner McAdoo and he complimented them upon the judgment displayed. The awards of the three highest medals follow: The Rhinelander Medal -- Policeman Frederick J. Wilday of the East Twenty-second Street Police Station. ... Wilday rescued from the East River at Forty-fifth Street, on Aug. 14, a man who was unable to swim, but had tied a rope around himself and tried to take a bath. Contaminated water from the abatoirs made Wilday so ill that he has not recovered his health. ...
New York Times, May 19, 1939, p. 27 Deaths WILDAY -- Frederick J., retired patrolman New York Police Department, on May 18, 1939, beloved husband of Mary, devoted father of Mrs. Beatrice Walsh, May F?elig, Robert I?., and Elizabeth Wilday. Funeral from his late residence, 1.041 Virginia Ave., Bronx, Saturday, 2 P.M. Interment Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island.
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