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Samuel Benn
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Birth: 1878
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Samuel, age 37, perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River. He was married. Employed as a tinsmith.

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.
 
 
Burial:
Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
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Samuel Benn
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- Jill
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 7, 2009
Remembering you today~
- Vicki
 Added: Jan. 13, 2009
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