Hazel Marie Hipple

...boarded with her parents, brother, and grandparents...

Cora and John Hipple took their children Hazel (13) and Clifford (8) on board the Eastland on July 24, 1915. The family of four went along with Cora's parents -- Edward and Eva Anna Stamm.

Of the family of six, only the two men survived. The continual flow of bodies being brought into the morgue also necessitated families having to make repeat trips through the ghastly procession -- and Edward Stamm was one of them. Edward recalled in despair viewing the hundreds of bodies at the morgue, where “they found Anna about five o’clock that day, and Hazel and Clifford about 9:30 a.m. the next day and Cora about 2:30 that afternoon.”

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