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 Margaret Kommer

Margaret Kommer

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Death 24 Jul 1915 (aged 43–44)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 16907597 · View Source
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Margaret, age 44, and her two sons, Robert, age 21, and Charles, age 17, all perished in the S.S. Eastland Maritime 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: 4 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16907597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Kommer (1871–24 Jul 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16907597, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jill (contributor 46848524) .