Otto Ernest Anderson

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Otto Ernest Anderson

  • Birth 4 Feb 1872 Sweden
  • Death 24 Jul 1915 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot No sec, Block 20, Lot 107
  • Memorial ID 16256072

Otto, age 43, perished in the S.S. Eastland Maritime Disaster on the Chicago River. Otto is survived by his wife.

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: 20 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16256072
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Otto Ernest Anderson (4 Feb 1872–24 Jul 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16256072, citing Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jill (contributor 46848524) .