Monmouth Daily Atlas

Frank Karun, a survivor of the Titanic, who risked his life to save his little daughter Elizabeth, offered to make another sacrifice on her account.

Two weeks ago the child was burned, her clothing ignited from a flash of kerosene used in building a kitchen fire.

Doctors decided this afternoon that extensive skin grafting alone could save her life. Her father requested the physicians to take the necessary cuticle off his body and this will be done. 

[Note: Karun had several children and so this may not refer to Manca but other reports state the child injured was the Titanic survivor]

Related Biographies:

Franz Karun
Manca Karun

Relates to Place:

Galesburg, Illinois, United States


Gavin Bell


Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) GALESBURG TITANIC SURVIVOR GIVES SKIN (Monmouth Daily Atlas, Saturday 15th February 1913, ref: #144, published 1 May 2020, generated 17th April 2021 01:54:29 AM); URL :