Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Pierces in:
 • Mount Olive Cemetery
 • Chicago
 • Cook County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Charles F. Pierce
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1869
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Charles, age 46, perished in the S.S. Eastland Maritime Disaster on the Chicago River. He was an electrician foreman at Western Electric. Charles is survived by his wife.

A lake passenger steamer, the S. S. Eastland had been chartered by Chicago's Western Electric Company to transport the company's employees (and their families), to their annual picnic in Michigan City, Indiana.

At 7:28 a.m., still moored to her Chicago River dock and with 2,572 people on board, the S. S. Eastland began to list. The steamship managed to briefly right herself before slowly rolling on her side.

844 people died that day in what would turn out to be Chicago's worst disaster ever.
Mount Olive Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jill
Record added: Dec 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16913597

- Jill
 Added: Sep. 5, 2013
- ToHonorOthers
 Added: Oct. 8, 2011

- Lady In Black
 Added: Sep. 9, 2011
There are 3 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service