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Gertrude Braitsch
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Birth: 1904
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Gertrude perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River. Gertrude's father, John, her three sisters and brother also perished. Her mother, Mary, was the only surviving member of the Braitsch family.

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Braitsch (1873 - 1915)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Braitsch (1898 - 1915)*
  Gertrude Braitsch (1904 - 1915)
  Frederick Braitsch (1906 - 1915)*
  Hattie Braitsch (1908 - 1915)*
  Marie Braitsch (1915 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Oct 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16231132
Gertrude Braitsch
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