Forty-three-year-old Canadian immigrant, Annie /
Anna / Mary Ann Radcliffe (b. 1860), taught at the
Parkman elementary School. She boarded at 4604
Calumet Avenue in Chicago.* Her body was taken to Sheldon’s mortuary and
identified there by James H. Radcliffe.
some newspaper lists, the name "St. Mary’s"
accompanied Annie’s name and may have been a
Cemetery in Perth County, Ontario. In that same
connection, the man who identified her body may have
been a brother, James Hedley Radcliffe, and her
parents Samuel and Elizabeth Radcliffe.
The Parkman school where
Annie taught was located at 51st St. and
Nothing is known for certain about Annie's theater party, seat
location or funeral but her landlord was
another Iroquois Theater victim,
year old Marion W. Gibbs (b.1864).**
Nothing is known, either, about Marion's theater
party. Until learning otherwise, I'm putting
these two similarly aged women together.
Marion was a
widow who ran a boarding house of unknown size.
Her body was discovered at Jordan's
funeral home and identified by either George A.
Webber or an employee, twenty-five year old Nettie
Slowtrack. Nettie was the daughter of Alexander and
* Today a vacant lot at the
corner of Calumet and 46th - but a big lot. In
1903 it was a three-story structure.
** The Chicago coroner listed
Gibbs name as May but in
city directories she was listed as
Marion W. Gibbs.