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Anna Bendik
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Birth: 1894
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Victim of the S.S. Eastland Disaster

Father: Bartolomej Bendik
Mother: Marie Boukal

Early on the morning of Saturday, July 24, 1915, with a light rain falling and the air filled with much anticipation and excitement, thousands were gathering along the Chicago River for Western Electric's fifth annual employee picnic. In fact, over 7,000 tickets had been purchased.The S.S. Eastland, known as the "speed queen of the Great Lakes," was part of a fleet of five excursion boats assigned to take Western Electric employees, their families and friends across Lake Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana, for the day's festivities.But the Eastland, docked at the Clark Street Bridge, never left the Chicago River. It instead rolled into the river at the wharf's edge with over 2,500 passengers, including crew members, on board. Close to 850 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families. 
 
Burial:
Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sonia Sanchez
Record added: Nov 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101481770
Anna Bendik
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- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Dec. 27, 2012
You are not forgotten. Rest with the Angels.
- Sonia Sanchez
 Added: Nov. 29, 2012
 
 
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