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Those Who Narrowly Missed

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Names in bold represent Western Electric employees
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Those Who Narrowly Missed
NAME AGE STATUS POSITION NOTES
Ambrosino, Vitaliano128 25 Married    
Ambrosino, Christina128 25 Married    
Ambrosino, Mario128 5     Son of Mr. and Mrs. Vitaliano Ambrosino
Babcock, Harlan E.175     Chicago Herald editorial staff  
Baruch, Josephine83   Single   Later married Walter Dietz
Baruch, Stanley83   Single   Brother of Josephine Baruch
Bergmann, Adolf A.156     Engineer  
Beverley, Bernard John78   Married Machinist  
Beverley, Elizabeth78   Married    
Biehl, Emily (Mrs. Frederick)88 18 Married   Later married George C. Berner
Blaha, Charles204 30 Married    
Blaha, Antoinette Fiala (Mrs. Charles)204   Married    
Bonkalski, Gertrude193 23      
Brown, Grover James133 30 Married Accounting Brother of Walter Brown
Brown, Walter133       Brother of Grover James Brown
Clements, Alice345   Single   Engaged to Valentine Vosen
Corcoran, Elizabeth91        
Czarnicke, John187       Stayed out late the night before and overslept
DeCicco, Rose272 20 Single   Sister of Daniel and Philomena DeCicco; dress hem had to be adjusted, delaying their arrival at the wharf
DeCicco, Philomena272 18 Single   Sister of Rose and Daniel DeCicco; dress hem had to be adjusted, delaying their arrival at the wharf
DeCicco, Daniel272 16 Single   Brother of Rose and Philomena DeCicco
Dewbray, Sam241   Married   Delayed due to planting a lilac bush
Dewbray, Mrs. Sam241   Married    
Dietz, Walter83 22 Single   Later married Josephine Baruch
Doyen, Emil76 35 Married    
Doyen, Mary (Mrs. Emil)76 33 Married    
Doyen, Irma76 2     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Doyen
Doyle, Edward169 28 Single    
Dzuibinski, Mary92       Sister of Peter Dzuibinski
Dzuibinski, Peter92       Brother of Mary Dzuibinski
Emerson, Florence25        
Farrell, James232       Deboarded to purchase some cigars
Fikerle, Alma Heise99        
Fitzgerald, William Walter225 16 Single   Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Fitzgerald; was at wharf but had to work
Franke, Herman271   Married    
Franke, Elsie (Mrs. Herman)271   Married   Disembarked after becoming nauseated; turned out she was pregnant
Fuller, Verna Louise100   Married   Wife of Charles Fuller
Garner, Friederika Suess143 31 Married   Wife of Edward Henry Garner
Gaver, Franklin P.95       Grandfather of Edward Franklin Simmonds
Gay, Anna Agnes221 21 Single   Her mother would not let her attend the picnic
Gierman, Herman188       Fiancee of Laura Scharringhausen
Golder, Arthur135       Brother of James Henry Golder
Golder, James Henry135 16     Brother of Arthur Golder
Greene, Clark R.185   Single    
Grutzius, Anna139   Single   Later married Malwin Nulle
Halas, George 20 Single    
Hefele, Frank74   Married    
Hefele, Anna (Mrs. Frank)74   Married    
Hefele, Josephine74 19 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hefele
Hefele, Katherine74 16 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hefele
Heine, Sophie177       Accompanied by William Zitt
Herney (Horney), John277 16 Single   Arrived late
Hofmeister, Hattie70   Single   Accompanied by Ewald Reschke
Hojnacki, Joseph245   Married   Delayed by a friend on their way to catch a streetcar
Janecek, Joseph152   Married    
Janecek, Mrs. Joseph152   Married    
Janecek, Edward152       Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joesph Janecek
Janecek, Lillian152       Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joesph Janecek
Janecek, Marie152 One month     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joesph Janecek
Kerr, Mr.78   Married    
Kerr, Mrs.78   Married    
Kolas, Bill333   Married    
Kolas, Bessie333   Married    
Krall, John246 17 Single   Stopped to buy a pack of cigarettes
Kramer, Elfreida132 19 Single    
Krivanec, Frank, Sr.19   Married Chicago Fire Department Fireman, Company No. 58
Krivanec, Elizabeth (Mrs. Frank)19   Married Assembly telegraph keys Assisted in the efforts at the temporary morgue at the Second Regiment Armory
Krivanec, Frank, Jr.19 13 Single   Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krivanec, Sr.
Krivanec, Florence19 10 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krivanec, Sr.
Krivanec, Paul19 8 Single   Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krivanec, Sr.
Krivanec, Evelyn19 3 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krivanec, Sr.
Krivanec, Eva19 13 months Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krivanec, Sr.
Krueger, Clara (Mrs. Erich)162   Married    
Krueger, Ella162   Single   Sister of Erich Krueger
Kubiak, Frances77 19 Single   Sister of Anna Kubiak
Larsen, Florence195       Best friend of Ruth Hubbard298; Florence's mother would not let her attend the picnic
Larslowski (Lorek), Frances141   Single   Sister of Ann Larslowski (Lorek); her father would not let her attend due to her young age
Lisy, Anton71        
Lucas, Walter126   Single   Uncle of Eleanor Victoria Pycz
Malmros, Charles J.123        
Meyer, Hugo223   Married    
Meyer, Anna (Mrs. Hugo)223   Married    
Moss, Theresa Mueller84        
Mracek, Amelia Sophia209 22 Single   Sister of Emil Mracek
Mracek, Emil209   Single   Brother of Amelia Sophia Mracek
Mueller, Elizabeth176 21 Single   Engaged to Charles H. Zitt
Nowak, Mrs.255   Married   Husband refused to let her attend (was six months pregnant)
Nowak255 3     Daughter of Mrs. Nowak; sister of Francisza and Floryan Nowak
Nulle, Malwin139   Single   Later married Anna Grutzius
Ostrowski, John284   Married   Late getting started that morning
Ostrowski, Albina (Mrs. John)284   Married   Pregnant with first child; late getting started that morning
Peternell, Edward316   Single   Brother of Joseph Peternell; changed mind and went on a date with girlfriend instead of going to picnic
Peterson, Gladys170       Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson
Pisano, Salvatore159 3 months     Son of Martin Pisano
Pycz, Eleanor Victoria126 17 Single   Niece of Walter Lucas
Quinn, Daniel119   Married    
Quinn, Minnie (Mrs. Daniel)119   Married   Daughter of Augusta Wieser (Wiese), aunt of Elizabeth Rackow (Rakow)
Quinn, Lauretta119   Single   Daughter of Daniel and Minnie Quinn
Reschke, Ewald70 22 Single   Son of Julius Ferdinand Reschke
Rueckert, Josephine (Mrs. Leo, Sr.)307   Married   Delayed with daughter; married to Leo Rueckert, Sr.
Rueckert, Helen307   Single   Delayed in getting to dock to board the Eastland; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Rueckert, Sr.
Ryan, Ellen (Nel)318   Single   Sister of Kate Ryan; friend of Ella Roth; delayed waiting for a friend
Ryan, Kate318   Single   Sister of Ellen Ryan; delayed waiting for a friend
Sass, Otto Louis112 27      
Scharringhausen, Laura188 19     Fiancee of Herman Gierman
Schletz, Elsie285       Pregnant and had morning sickness
Sikokis, James115 14 Single    
Simmonds, Edward Franklin95 4     Grandson of Franklin P. Gaver
Sklenicka, Anna (Mrs. Jaroslav)202   Married    
Sklenicka, Bessie202       Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jaroslav Sklenicka
Sklenicka, Libby202       Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jaroslav Sklenicka
Sklenicka, George202       Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jaroslav Sklenicka
Smith, Harry110       Brother of Margaret Smith
Smoller, Rose34   Single    
Stejskal, Milada321   Single   Sister of Josephine Stejskal
Strasser, Gertrude O.98 15 Single    
Stritar, Mr.256   Married    
Stritar, Mrs.256   Married    
Stritar, Edward256       Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stritar
Stritar, Lillian256       Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stritar
Stritar, Marie256 1 month     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stritar
Taft, Lucy59        
Tanney, Robert J.105   Married    
Tanney, Mary (Mrs. Robert J.)105   Married    
Toppen, John93 13 Single    
Torland, Earl B.210,211   Married    
Torland, Anna (Mrs. Earl B.)210,211   Married   Relative of Olaf Lillifjaere
Torland, Eunice210,211 7 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Torland
Valchar, Michael110       Brother of Joseph Valchar
Vosen, Valentine345   Single   Engaged to Alice Clements; later drove motorcycle to victims' homes as a courier of the news of the tragedy
Vrtiak, Pavel (Paul)325   Married    
Vrtiak, Mary (Mrs. Pavel (Paul))325   Married    
Vrtiak, Anna325 2 Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pavel (Paul) Vrtiak
Wanat, Helen344   Married   Wife of Stanley Wanat; confined to a wheelchair so could not attend with her husband
Ward, Clifford James180   Married    
Ward, Esther Kirsop (Mrs. Clifford James)180   Married    
Ward, Esther180   Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford James Ward
Ward, Vivian180   Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford James Ward
Watson, William147     Tool and dye maker Helped pull people out of the water
Weinert, Max199   Married   Helped identify victims
Weinert, Mary Louise (Mrs. Max)199   Married    
Weinert, Maxine199   Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Weinert
Weinert, Leola199   Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Weinert
Weinert, Susan199   Single   Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Weinert; her illness kept family home from picnic
Whitcomb, Clara (Mrs. Frank)187   Married   Had a headache and stayed home while her husband did attend
Wilson, Thomas149   Married    
Wilson, Viola (Mrs. Thomas)149   Married    
Witt, Theodore81   Married    
Witt, Lottie (Mrs. Theodore)81   Married    
Witt, Myrtle81 11     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Witt
Witt, Evelyn81 8     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Witt
Wood, George John, Sr.183   Married    
Wood, Robert Thomas183 14 months     Son of Mr. and Mrs. George John Wood, Sr.
Zitt, William177       Brother of Charles H. Zitt; accompanied by Sophie Heine
Zobac, Joseph324       Brother of Edward and Frank Zobac; used the day off from work to do some painting on his parent"s home
Zobac, Violet324 22 months     Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward John Zobac; stayed home in the care of her grandmother
Zobac, Harold324 5 months     Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward John Zobac; stayed home in the care of his grandmother



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