Class of 1928
Birth: 1908, North Carolina
Mount Gilead Lutheran Church Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Source: www.findagrave.com, #13016637.
The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), January 24, 1929, p. 5.
TWO N. C. BOYS CITED, GIVEN MEDALS FOR HEROSIM
Carnegie Commission Recognizes Bravery of Durham and Albemarle Youths
…”Patterson [Hubert C. Patterson, Jr., 219 North Street, Albemarle], aged 14, school boy, saved O. Geneva Hahn, aged 17, from drowning, Richfield, aged 17, from drowning, Richfield, N. C., July 12, 1927. While a man was swimming with Miss Hahn in Lake Ritchie, she became frightened and grabbed him around the neck. As they struggled Patterson dived and swam 20 feet to them from a diving platform and forcibly separated them. After Miss Hahn, who was much heavier than Patterson had tried repeatedly to get hold of Patterson, he held her at arm’s length and swam with her to the diving platform. Her companion was assisted to the bank by others.”