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The 844

"The 844": Spotlight on Eastland Victim Charles Bender

Chicago, Illinois — Beginning this week, the Eastland Disaster Historical Society will be commemorating the lives of "The 844" victims who perished in the Disaster in 1915.

This week, we honor and celebrate the lives of the following 16 people who were among The 844 who perished in the Eastland Disaster:

Marya Adamkiewicz (age 9); August Adler (29); Caroline Schroth Affeld (36); Marie Albertz (20); Lena Albrecht (17); Kathryn Allen (25); Hattie Althaler (22); Allen Anderson (4), Alfred Edward Anderson (36), Anna Selina (Mrs. Alfred Edward) Anderson (35), Maurice Alfred George Anderson (7); Anna Anderson (26); May C. (Mrs. Gustav) Anderson (38); Otto E. Anderson (43); Robert Axel Anderson (22); and Charles C. Bender (22).


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