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Jennie Turbov

Jennie Turbov

...she grabbed onto his feet and held on...

Jennie Turbov went to work for Western Electric on 22nd Street when she was very young, ever since she was able to work.  She was a forelady.  She was on the Eastland when it tipped over.  Jennie went into the water right near the shore.  She could not swim, but felt the feet of a man who was swimming to shore.  She grabbed onto his feet and held on and he pulled her with him.  (Recollection by Harriet (Turbov) Kalmin.)

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