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
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 his own shop.
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.
failed to learn who was in Norine's party at the
theater. Her funeral was held at the Boettcher home
the morning of Sunday, January 3, 1904. She was
buried in Concordia cemetery in Forest Park,
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.