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Anna Benik

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Anna Benik

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death
24 Jul 1915 (aged 20–21)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
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Died at the age of 21 in the Eastland Disaster. Surname also known as Bendick.Victim of the S.S. Eastland Disaster

Father: Bartolomej Bendik
Mother: Marie Boukal

Early on the morning of Saturday, July 24, 1915, with a light rain falling and the air filled with much anticipation and excitement, thousands were gathering along the Chicago River for Western Electric's fifth annual employee picnic. In fact, over 7,000 tickets had been purchased.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. Close to 850 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families.
Died at the age of 21 in the Eastland Disaster. Surname also known as Bendick.Victim of the S.S. Eastland Disaster

Father: Bartolomej Bendik
Mother: Marie Boukal

Early on the morning of Saturday, July 24, 1915, with a light rain falling and the air filled with much anticipation and excitement, thousands were gathering along the Chicago River for Western Electric's fifth annual employee picnic. In fact, over 7,000 tickets had been purchased.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. Close to 850 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families.

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  • Created by: Nan
  • Added: Oct 14, 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16191052/anna-benik: accessed ), memorial page for Anna Benik (1894–24 Jul 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16191052, citing Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Nan (contributor 46795555).