|Birth: ||1869, Czech Republic|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1917|
From: Death certificate
Parents both born in Bohemia. Occupation: Plastering Contractor. Age: 48.
From: The Chicago Tribune - 6/12/1917
FRIEND TIPS OFF LOVE BUNGALOW; 4 DEATHS FOLLOW
Mrs. Jaros Kept Watch on Husband's Visits to Josie's Cottage.
The sacrifice of four lives -- John Jaros, his wife, and baby, and the "other woman," Miss Josie Havelka -- was due to a friend. The friend delivered a solicitous message to Mrs. Jaros "to watch her husband in Riverside" and the wholesale deaths and the collapse of the "love bungalow" in Shestone road followed.
A neighbor in the same road yesterday told of Mrs. Jaros' visit a week ago. She carried a paper in her hand and was looking for a number. A very good friend whose name was sacred had told her that her husband was out there with a woman, she said. When she recognized her husband's automobile across the street at the bungalow, she nearly fainted. She leaned heavily upon her daughter Rose's arm. "I'll get him," she kept repeating, and she was very nervous. Then she burst in upon Mr. Jaros with Josie in his lap, seeding raisins in the Kitchen.
"Cat, cow, take your muddy shoes out of my bungalow," the "other woman" screamed at them.
But Jaros said nothing. When he returned to his children and home at 4162 Ogden avenue he did not speak often. Once he asked his wife to start divorce proceedings and set him free.
Mrs. Jaros spent most of her time in Riverside, after the friend's message came, and she sat on Mrs. John Frits' porch and gazed across at the bungalow of her rival. After an all night's vigil Saturday night she went home, and the next morning her husband was found with a hole in his heart and she and baby Mamie were dead in the bathroom. She had turned on the gas. Then Miss Havelka was sought by Sergt. Charles Lang and Officer F. W. Schieve of the Riverside police as a witness at the coroner's inquest, but Miss Havelka was nowhere to be found. When the policemen did find her at her sister's at 2749 South Harding avenue she also had departed by suicide.
Her sister had thought she was working as a housemaid in Berwyn, as she always spent Thursdays -- her days off, with her. The bungalow, it was found at the town hall, was in the name of Miss Havelka. Jaros was Mr. Havelka.
To the neighbors Miss Havelka explained that her husband was a traveling salesman. He was gone most of the time, she said. When the police came looking for the wealthy contractor last Saturday night, she explained his presence there by insisting that she owed Jaros $200 and he had come to collect the bill, often. Jaros appeared at the bungalow about 10 every morning and sometimes remained after midnight. He helped plant the garden and did all the chores about the place, feeding the chickens and hanging out the washing.
Annie Hanus Jaros (1881 - 1917)
Mamie Jaros (1914 - 1917)*
Bohemian National Cemetery
Created by: Kurt Johnson
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84368220
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