Forty-five-year-old Ellie was a school teacher at
the Gallistel School and fifty-nine-year-old Maria
was a retired teacher. They owned their home in the
Windsor Park area of Chicago at 7564 Bond Ave.
The pair immigrated to America in 1869. Ellen was
born in England, where their father, Alexander Fair,
was a major in the British army, and Maria was born
in India, their mother's native country.
Maria had three siblings -- Minnie, George A. and
Their funeral was held at st. Margaret's Episcopal
In December, 1904 a wrongful death suit was filed on