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Charles C Bender
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Birth: 1893
Death: Jul. 24, 1915
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Charles, age 22, perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River. Charles was employed as a grocery clerk at his family's grocery store. Charles' body was found under the ship's piano.

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:
Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jill
Record added: Feb 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24414573
Charles C Bender
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- Steven F. Baird
 Added: Jul. 27, 2009
You are remembered today, Charles.
- Jill
 Added: Feb. 8, 2010

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 7, 2009
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