|...wrote letters back home, telling her mother of her excitement...|
During the weeks before the Western Electric picnic, Clara wrote letters back home, telling her mother of her excitement as she planned to attend the employee picnic and go on the excursion. Clara went to the picnic with five others, and she later perished aboard the Eastland. Only one of Clara's party of six survived - her cousin, Mrs. McCrory. Clara's uncle identified her body, and accompanied her by train back to Muscatine, Iowa.
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