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William F. Corbett

William F. Corbett

...jumped right into the attempts being made to rescue people...

A lifetime resident of Chicago's south side, William F. Corbett was one of nine children.  He worked as a truck driver for Munger Laundry and also for Sunshine Laundry.  He was 21 years old and making his laundry pick-ups and deliveries when he happened upon the Eastland Disaster.  Without hesitation, he jumped right into the attempts being made to rescue people that were on the Eastland.  He was later awarded a star from the Cook County Coroner's office for his valued services rendered to the coroner.  Later on in life, William was a very quiet man and said little or nothing about the Eastland Disaster.  William's wife, Rose, later gave the star to her (their) nephew Robert T. Dorgan when William passed away.

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