Alva B. Coffey was a son of William and Corda S. Avery Coffey. He was born Apr. 5, 1887 in Morgan Co., IN and died in Martinsville, Morgan Co. on Jul. 10, 1910.
While browsing The Tribune Almanac and Political Register (Greeley and McElrath, 1911), I read that Alva was awarded a Carnegie Hero bronze medal for an act of heroism in Martinsville, IN. The incident was not described but he apparently died by drowning while attempting to rescue another person.
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