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Eastland Shipping Disaster
A Virtual Cemetery created by: GenealogyBuff
Description: On July 24, 1915, The Eastland was used to ship many Western Electric members and their families across the Chicago River for Western Electric's fifth annual employee picnic. The S.S. Eastland, known as the "speed queen of the Great Lakes," was part of a fleet of five excursion boats assigned to take Western Electric employees, their families and friends across Lake Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana, for the day's festivities.But the Eastland, docked at the Clark Street Bridge, never left the Chicago River. It instead rolled into the river at the wharf's edge with over 2,500 passengers, including crew members, on board. Over 800 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families.
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Clark, Alice Batten 101384968
b. Jul. 11, 1896 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Clark, Alice 101384824
b. Oct. 24, 1914 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Homola, Vlasta 18488017
b. 1913 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Resurrection Catholic Cem...
Justice
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Homola, Vlasta Sofia 101396941
b. May 10, 1913 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Resurrection Catholic Cem...
Justice
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Homola, Zofie "Sofia" Strobo 76252869
b. May 16, 1888 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Resurrection Catholic Cem...
Justice
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Olsen, Agnes J. 16912893
b. Sep. 17, 1890 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Mount Olivet Catholic Cem...
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Salmann, Ella 16294415
b. Sep. 12, 1899 d. Jul. 24, 1915
Concordia Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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