Amelia Farrell

Amelia Louise Albertina Hering Farrell 16 December 1895 – 24 July 1915 The Eastland, one of five chartered excursion boats meant to ferry employees, their families and friends from Chicago over to the Michigan City shore for the annual Western Electric Company picnic, keeled over into the Chicago River while still at dock, trapping hundreds […]

Anna Kubiak

20 July 1898 — 24 July 1915 This article was researched and written for the Eastland Disaster Historical Society and was originally posted on their Facebook page. Please see the informational page and the Eastland Disaster category on this site for more articles and information on this topic. This version has been edited from the […]

The Cummings Family

This stunning monument marks the Cummings family plot in the Fairlawn section at Graceland. Patriarch Columbus R. Cummings (1834 – 1897) — another of the Gilded Age tycoons whose monuments dot the cemetery’s landscape — came to Chicago from New York as a young man and went to work for Potter Palmer (whose spectacular monument […]

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