Friday, January 07, 2022

Echoes Of The Past

I signed up with for a month a few days. I sign up once a year and then do intense research on my family during that time period. Today I found out the daughter (Nannie Shannon, age 33.) of my great grandfather's brother died in the SS Eastland steamship disaster of 1915. On July 24th of that year the Eastland capsized while tied to it's dock on the Chicago River in downtown Chicago killing 844 people. Like the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City four years earlier, no one was held responsible for the negligent actions of the company.
RIP Nannie Shannon. You are not forgotten.

Read about the disaster here.