...was dating her future husband...
Mildred Pavlik was on board the S.S. Eastland with her boyfriend at the time -- Robert Boyte. Thankfully they both survived, and were married soon after the Disaster on September 18, 1915.
The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) was founded to keep alive the memory of the Disaster, victims, survivors, heroes, and anyone
affected by the tragedy.