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Personal Accounts, A through I
Borghild Aanstad
personal account of Borghild Aanstad
...was taught to swim by her childhood pal...
Marianne Aanstad
personal account of Marion Aanstad
...she did not like the feel of the ship...
Solveig Aanstad
personal account of Solveig Aanstad
...could see the sky above...through the portholes...
Charles Agnastoklio (Agnos)
personal account of Charles Agnastoklio (Agnos)
...I didn't even get wet - at first...
Norman Ally
personal account of Norman Ally
 
Anonymous
personal account of Anonymous 0001
...we saw rescuers pitching bodies out of the river like logs...
Anonymous
personal account of Anonymous 0002
...the furniture...crashed upon the poor victims...
Charles Anthony
personal account of Charles Anthony
 
Harlan E. Babcock
personal account of Harlan E. Babcock
...infants floated about like corks...
Charles Bender
personal account of Charles Bender
...body was found under a piano...
Johnny Benson
personal account of Johnny Benson
...immediately left work and ran down to the dock...
Bernard, Elizabeth Beverley
personal account of Bernard and Elizabeth Beverley
...they watched as the ship began to roll over...
George C. Berner
personal account of George C. Berner
...married his good friend's widow...
Walter A. Berner
personal account of Walter A. Berner
...on the Eastland when it rolled...
Emily Bechman Biehl
personal account of Emily Bechman Biehl
...a bride at 18 and a widow at 19...
Frederick Biehl
personal account of Frederick Biehl
...good friend married his widow...
Jack James Billow
personal account of Jack James Billow
 
Frank Blaha
personal account of Frank Blaha
...it was just like tears falling from the sky...
Abraham Isaac Blumenthal
personal account of Abraham Isaac Blumenthal
...jumped into the river to help...
Rev. Henry Boester
personal account of Rev. Henry Boester
...they found much needed comfort and strength...in the Word of God...
Anna Bohn
personal account of Anna Bohn
...spoke very little about her experience...
Charles R. E. Bowles
personal account of Charles R. E. Bowles
...he brought back two bodies - a mother clasping her baby rigidly to her breast...
Peter Boyle
personal account of Peter Boyle
...gave his life in the effort to save others...
Robert Boyte
personal account of Robert Boyte
...they were dating...
Celina Boyte
personal account of Celina Boyte
...they were on board together...
Anna Brenner
personal account of Anna Brenner
...brought home in her coffin...it was her 18th birthday...
Grover James and Walter Brown
personal account of Grover James and Walter Brown
...the two brothers missed boarding...
Hugh Brown
personal account of Hugh Brown
...up to his neck in a mud pocket...
Willard Brown
personal account of Willard Brown
...It was like one big scream and then everything was quiet...
Hazel Brychta
personal account of Hazel Brychta
 
Josef Brychta
personal account of Josef Brychta
 
Capt. Charles Carland
personal account of Capt. Charles Carland
...he received from the coroner a letter of thanks and a silver star...
Charles Carroll
personal account of Charles P. Carroll
...they remained together clinging onto the railings...
Thomas Chakinis
personal account of Thomas Chakinis
...pointed to the life preservers...
Mary Louise Christiany
personal account of Mary Louise Christiany
...found her at a place where survivors were being taken...
James H. Clinton, Sr.
personal account of James H. Clinton, Sr.
...spent all day recovering victims...
William F. Corbett
personal account of William F. Corbett
...jumped right into the attempts being made to rescue people...

personal account of John T. Cosgrove
...assisted with the rescue and recovery...
Orville Craig
personal account of Orville Craig
...watched the rescue and recovery work...
Bert Cross
personal account of Bert Cross
...If I live to be a thousand years old I will never forget the experience...
Rev. Bronislaus Czajkowski
personal account of Rev. Bronislaus Czajkowski
...performed the funeral services for forty-one victims...
Morris Dempsey
personal account of Morris Dempsey
...stopped at a liquor store...
Regina Dolezal
personal account of Regina Dolezal
......
Capt. Dan Donovan
personal account of Capt. Dan Donovan
...descend(ed) into the hull of death...
Ralph Harold Dring
personal account of Ralph Harold Dring
...he threw in all his crates...
Bessie Dvorak
personal account of Bessie Dvorak
...had been dragged underwater...
Patrick Egan
personal account of Patrick Egan
...entitled to special honorable mention...
Frederic J. Ehrhardt
personal account of Frederic J. Ehrhardt
...broke apart the family...
Clara C. Ehrhardt
personal account of Clara C. Ehrhardt
...broke apart the family...
Raymond Leroy Ehrhardt
personal account of Raymond Leroy Ehrhardt
...wound up at the orphanage...
Ione Ehrhardt
personal account of Ione Ehrhardt
...left parentless...
Henry J. Ehrhardt
personal account of Henry J. Ehrhardt
...was there to help his niece and nephew...
Fred, Anna Eichholz
personal account of Fred and Anna Eichholz
...she thought she was going to die...that drowning was a peaceful way to go...
Marion Eichholz
personal account of Marion Eichholz
...Suddenly, the boat listed and I fell against the railing...
Gotthold G. Elbert
personal account of Gotthold G. Elbert
...there were for many the long years of hard work caused by the death of the breadwinner...
James Lee Elliott
personal account of James Lee Elliott
...sat on a piling
underneath the bridge...

Harry Engenhart
personal account of Harry Engenhart
...The two brothers were on the Eastland that morning...
William Engenhart
personal account of William Engenhart
...The two brothers were on the Eastland that morning...
Alma Fikerle
personal account of Alma Fikerle
...was going on the second boat...
Stanley Filipowski
personal account of Stanley Filipowski
...wet and with one shoe missing...
William Joseph Fitzgerald
personal account of William Joseph Fitzgerald
...he couldn't swim...
Anna Fitzgerald
personal account of Anna Fitzgerald
...I seized my son...
William Walter Fitzgerald
personal account of William Walter Fitzgerald
...was at the wharf...
Roberto Fornera
personal account of Roberto Fornera
...dove back down to search for her...
Harry Foster
personal account of Harry Foster
...worked as a telephone assembler...
Rachel Foster
personal account of Rachel Foster
...was one of the early ones found...
F. D. Fredericks
personal account of F. D. Fredericks
...grabbed two other workers and immediately left work...
Edward Henry Garner
personal account of Edward Henry Garner
...named their daughter...after her one true love...
Friederika Suess Garner
personal account of Friederika Suess Garner
...named their daughter...after her one true love...
Morris S. Gault
personal account of Morris S. Gault
...was white as a sheet and soaked to the bone...he had helped bring people in during the rescue...
Anna Agnes Gay
personal account of Anna Agnes Gay
...the decision saved her life...
Herman Gierman
personal account of Herman Gierman
...could not attend...because of his work schedule...
Clark R. Greene
personal account of Clark R. Greene
...someone with a megaphone announced 'Western Electric picnic called off'...
Anna Grutzius
personal account of Anna Grutzius
...marked July 24th...with a skull and crossbones...
William Guenther
personal account of William Guenther
...Come on, Willie, we'll have a good time...
Charles Gunderson
personal account of Charles Gunderson
...It was up to me to live or die...
Mabel Gunderson
personal account of Mabel Gunderson
...It was such a pitiful sight...
Genevieve Hajek
personal account of Genevieve Hajek
...she was so frightened that she didn't even think of praying...
Charles Hart
personal account of Charles Hart
...pulled between 50 and 100 people from the river...
Harry Halvorsen
personal account of Harry Halvorsen
 
James Hays
personal account of James Hays
...able to escape with their lives...
Lester T. Hessong
personal account of Lester T. Hessong
...I'll never forget the terrible scene...
Robert Elliott Hicks
personal account of Robert Elliott Hicks
...the accident was caused by the overloading...
Vaclav Homola
personal account of Vaclav Homola
...fought desperately for their lives...
Zofie Homola
personal account of Zofie Homola
...fought desperately for their lives...
Marenka Homola
personal account of Marenka Homola
...fought desperately for their lives...
Vlasta Homola
personal account of Vlasta Homola
...fought desperately for their lives...
Caroline Homolka
personal account of Caroline Homolka
...had dressed in a new dress, a real summery dress that she herself had sewn...
Augusta Houillon
personal account of Augusta Houillon
...a locker fell over her and provided an air pocket for her to breathe...
Edward D. Hutchings
personal account of Edward D. Hutchings
...That boat was always unsafe and it was criminal to run it...
Katerina Ivanecky
personal account of Katerina Ivanecky
 

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