Ten Englewood High School students lost their lives
at the Iroquois Theater.
Seven were in a party
hosted by Helen
Ella Freckelton went to the theater with her older
sister, Edith. The ninth Englewood student,
Elva Fowler went to the theater with her cousin and
Arthur and Henry Richardson. It is not yet known who
accompanied the tenth Englewood student, Florence
Florence B. Dow (b.1886) had
just turned seventeen when she lost her life at the
the only daughter of the late George L. Dow
(1843-1901) and Margaret Zerbe Dow (1853-), both
from Ohio. George had managed the accounting department
for a railway association and the family owned their
home at 642 West 60th St. in Chicago.
The photo provided to the
newspaper shows Florence at a much younger age.
Florence had a younger brother, Robert
G. Dow (1888-), who by 1910 had become an architect
and moved with his mother to Denver.
Florence's body was
identified by an "F. H. Dow" that may have been
a brother of George named Frederick H. Dow who lived
in Chicago with his wife and son.
The lack of obituary notices
for Florence, George or Margaret seems odd.