Thirty-two-year-old Norine "Nora" H. Baker (b.1871)
married a butcher, Charles F. Boettcher (1872-1959),
in 1898. It was her first marriage. Nora was one of
eight children born to William and Rebecca Baker.
Her father was a carpenter. Charles Boettcher was
one of four children born to John and Louisa
Nora and Charles lived at 4140 Indiana Ave in
Chicago. One period source stated that Charles was a
butcher on the south side of Chicago. It is not
known if he owned the shop.
In 1900, Charles' two brothers lived in the
household at 4808 Evans Avenue, William (1862-), a
plumber and Frank (1882-), a mail clerk. Charles and
Nora did not have children.
I failed to learn who was in
Norine's party at the theater. Her funeral was held
at the Boettcher home on the morning of Sunday,
January 3, 1904. Burial was in Concordia Cemetery in
Forest Park, Illinois.
In April 1904, Norine's husband and/or family filed
a $10,000 suit against the Iroquois Theater owners.
Attorney: John D. Casey.
After the fire, Charles married Maud Adelia Fennow
(1872-1929). Maud later married Walter Guest.