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Eliška "Elsie" Paroubek
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Birth: 1906
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 7, 1911
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Miss Paroubek, age 5, disappeared April 8 and was found dead May 9, 1911 outside Lockport, IL. She had been the subject of many newspaper stories and an intense search throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. 3,000 people attended her funeral. Her photograph was published in the Chicago Daily News and clipped by artist Henry Darger who saved photos and articles about missing and exploited children. Darger was writing a novel about a war of child slaves against their cruel adult masters on another planet. Naming Elsie "Annie Aronburg", he made her the heroic leader of the rebel children.

She lived in Chicago with her mother, Karolína Vojáček Paroubek, and father, František Paroubek. (bio by: Jay Young) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frantisek Paroubek (1867 - 1913)
  Karolina Vojacek Paroubek (1869 - 1927)
 
Inscription:
Here rests Eliška Paroubek, tragic victim of Chicago safety and human urges. Died at the age of 4 years in 1911.
 
Burial:
Bohemian National Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: HalfBloodPrincess
Record added: Jun 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19844142
Eliška Elsie Paroubek
Added by: Jay Young
 
Eliška Elsie Paroubek
Added by: Elliott Mason
 
 
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All these many years later, still loved and missed but not forgotten.
- Grace Flynn
 Added: May. 9, 2017
Happy Easter Elsie xo 106 yrs later and your spirit is still alive. God rest easy sweetheart!
- Lisa
 Added: Apr. 16, 2017

- Grave Finder
 Added: Apr. 6, 2017
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