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 Lena Albrecht

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Lena Albrecht

  • Birth 29 Apr 1898 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1915 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 16229757

Lena perished in the S.S. Eastland Disaster on the Chicago River.

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.


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  • Created by: Jill
  • Added: 18 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16229757
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lena Albrecht (29 Apr 1898–24 Jul 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16229757, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jill (contributor 46848524) .