James Hays, Bertha Wintermute and Hazel Myers

James Hays

...was accompanied by his betrothed...

James Hays was invited to the Western Electric excursion and picnic by his betrothed, Hazel Myers. Hazel's aunt, Bertha Wintermute, worked at Western Electric and had invited the couple.

They boarded the Eastland and were some of the lucky ones to escape with their lives.

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