Caroline “Carrie” <I>Schroth</I> Affeld

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Caroline “Carrie” Schroth Affeld

  • Birth 19 Sep 1878 Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1915 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 43352873

Information paraphrased from The Frankfort Station, September 27, 2007

Caroline was a victim of the Eastland Disaster, The deadliest maritime disaster in Chicago's history to date. She and her sister, Dora, were to take a day trip on the Eastland excursion ship, one of 5 ships designated for the fifth annual Western Electric Company sponsored picnic. Dora was employed with Western Electric, as a phone polisher. Caroline had been employed there as well before she married Max Affeld.
The two were dolled up in fine Victorian era fashion, with lunches in tow. They boarded a train from the Mokena Train Depot, rode on the Rock Island Line into the city.
The boats were first come, first serve for anyone with a ticket to the event. They boarded the Eastland at about 6:30 a.m. At 6:40 the boat began to tilt towards it's starboard side. The captain righted the ship and passengers continued to enjoy themselves.
At 7:30 a.m., however, the boat began to sink on it's port side into the Chicago River. Sadly, the two sisters were of 844 who perished.
They were returned to their hometown of Frankfort, Illinois, to be buried at Immanuel Lutheran Church's cemetery, where they were members.


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  • Created by: SparkyErickson
  • Added: 20 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43352873
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline “Carrie” Schroth Affeld (19 Sep 1878–24 Jul 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43352873, citing Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Frankfort, Will County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by SparkyErickson (contributor 47129328) .