Marion Eichholz boarded the SS Eastland with her parents July 24, 1915. When the ship listed, her father jumped into the Chicago river and swam with her under his arm to safety. Read her memories at the Eastland Disaster Historical Society web site.

The last known survivor of the Eastland Disaster, Chicago’s greatest loss-of-life tragedy, has passed away. On Monday, November 24, 2014, Marion Eichholz passed away at the age of 102.