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Jethro Richard Beel, Jr
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Birth: 1888
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Jethro, age 27, perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River. He was married.

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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 Spouse:
  Marguerite Charters Ludwig (1893 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16347333
Jethro Richard Beel, Jr
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May you and all the others RIP
- Linda
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015

- Steven F. Baird
 Added: Jul. 27, 2009

- Jill
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013
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