EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

"Survivor Story": Theresa Ragnhild Lindseth and Willard Brown

Chicago, Illinois -- Theresa Ragnhild Lindseth and Willard Brown were two Western Electric Company employees who were lucky to survive the Eastland Disaster.


"Survivor Story": Marguerite Beel

Chicago, Illinois -- Marguerite Beel and her husband Jethro Richard Beel Jr. went on the Eastland together for a day of relaxation and merriment. The happy couple were dancing on the lower level of the ship when it began to list.


"Survivor Story": ​Henry Zintak (Vantak)

Chicago, Illinois -- Henry Zintak (Vantak) brought his wife and his daughters, Helen, barely 16 years old, and Frances, on what he thought would be a day of merriment and joy. Rather than enjoying the fresh air and picnic festivities, he watched his wife and daughters drown as he struggled in the Chicago River for about half an hour before he was rescued.


Remembering
Bob Leff

Chicago, Illinois -- It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the loss of Bob Leff, a dear friend and EDHS advocate and volunteer. Bob, who was married and had three children, passed away this past Tuesday, April 4, 2017.


"Survivor Story": Treading Water to Survive

Chicago, Illinois -- Stanley Filiposwki (Fillips) and Charles Agnastoklio (Agnos) were both excited to take the Eastland to Michigan City, Indiana, for a day of games, laughter, and celebration. That anticipation quickly turned into horror and panic as they both were plunged into the Chicago River.


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