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Eliška "Elsie" Paroubek
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Birth: 1906
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 7, 1911
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Miss Paroubek, age 5, disappeared April 8 and was found dead May 9, 1911 outside Lockport, IL. She had been the subject of many newspaper stories and an intense search throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. 3,000 people attended her funeral. Her photograph was published in the Chicago Daily News and clipped by artist Henry Darger who saved photos and articles about missing and exploited children. Darger was writing a novel about a war of child slaves against their cruel adult masters on another planet. Naming Elsie "Annie Aronburg", he made her the heroic leader of the rebel children.

Elsie was murdered at the age of five by Irish Travellers in Illinois. She lived in Chicago with her mother, Karolína Vojáček Paroubek, and father, František Paroubek. (bio by: Jay Young) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frantisek Paroubek (1867 - 1913)
  Karolina Vojacek Paroubek (1869 - 1927)
 
Burial:
Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: HalfBloodPrincess
Record added: Jun 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19844142
Eliška Elsie Paroubek
Added by: Jay Young
 
Eliška Elsie Paroubek
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Eliška Elsie Paroubek
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104 years later - no answers, no justice. You are not forgotten.
- Grace Flynn
 Added: May. 9, 2015

- Mimi
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015
In Christ's loving arms- away from all the evils in the world.
- Alyssa McIntosh
 Added: Feb. 11, 2015
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