EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Last Known Survivor of the Eastland Disaster Passes

Chicago, Illinois -- The last known survivor of the Eastland Disaster, Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy, has passed away. On Monday, November 24, 2014, Marion Eichholz passed away at the age of 102.

EDHS gives our deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of this brave survivor.


"The 844": He Died Trying to Save His Beloved

Chicago, Illinois -- We honor and remember the following who were among "The 844" who lost their lives in the Eastland Disaster: Josephine (Mrs. Frank) Dolezal (age 27); Lillie Dolezal (9 months); Mary Dolezal (4); Paul H. Dolgner (24); Robert Doll (21); Charles Doll (17); Stanley Dombkowski (30); Eleanore Donajska (17); Florence T. Drury (17); and Roberto Fornera (21).


"The 844": Anna Fitzgerald's Family Broken

Chicago, Illinois — This week we recognize and honor the lives of the following people who were among "The 844" who died in the Eastland Disaster.

We commemorate: John J. Daly (age 24); Agnes Forlop (Mrs. John J.) Daly (26); Theresa Danda (19); Edward Danda (11); Frantisek Danek (32); Frederick Dankers, Jr. (24); Martha Adamkiewicz Darka (24); Lillian Schultz Davis (20); Earl Harvey Dawson (18); John Debnar (40); Howard John Dester (28); Caroline Mary (Mrs. John W.) DeTamble (26); Frank A. Dobberman (33); George W. Dobek (19); Anna Dolejs (20); Marie Dolejs (17); Rose Dolejs (19); Joseph Dolejs (18); William Fitzgerald, Sr. (46) and James Fitzgerald (9).


"The 844": The Engenharts' Story

Chicago, Illinois — Every week beginning in October, EDHS has been commemorating the lives of those were among "The 844" -- those who perished in the Eastland Disaster.

This week, we honor the following lives that were lost on July 24, 1915 in the Eastland Disaster: Robert L. Clarke (age 33), Marie Eleanor Anderson (Mrs. Robert L.) Clarke (28), Eleanor Clarke (2); Anna Kerstina (Mrs. Claus) Clausen (31), Ella Kerstina Clausen (7); Rose Rutz (Mrs. Joseph Smith) Cmucha (27); Celia (Mrs. Frank) Columbik (24); Anna Comerford (18); Margaret Belle Quaine (Mrs. Matthew) Cooney (34), Thomas F. Cooney (1); Mary E. Jackson, aka Bethel Cox (24), Mildred S. Cox (13); Rose Veronica Cullen (21); Ruth Curtin (22); and Harry Engenhart (20).


"The 844": The Loss of the Ehrhardts

Chicago, Illinois — This week EDHS honors the lives of the following victims who were among "The 844" who perished in the Eastland Disaster.

We honor: Marie Ceciorski (age 24); Bessie Cepak (19); Mary Ceranek (17); Frank Cerney (16); Michael Gallagher Chamberlain (28); Katherine Chartoir (22); Emily Chellburg (age unknown); Pauline Chittuse (18); Jenny Chmela (20); George Cholke (19); Frieda Christiansen (20); Josephine Cifrik (20); Vaslav Cihak (34); William Clark (20), Alice B. (Mrs. William) Clark (19), Alice Clark (9 months); Clara C. Ehrhardt (32), and Frederic J. Ehrhardt (31).


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