Thirty-two-year-old Lucy Wolff Garn (b.1868) took her
youngest sister, twelve-year-old Harriet Wolff, and
her two boys, eight-year-old William "Willie" Joseph
Garn (b.1896) and eleven-year-old Frank "John"
Ludwig Garn Jr. (b.1893) to the Mr. Bluebeard matinee
at Chicago's newest playhouse, the Iroquois Theater.
All four perished.
They were the daughters and grandsons of a prominent
Chicago industrialist, Ludwig Wolff, founder of
plumbing parts manufacturer, L. Wolff Manufacturing
Co. (In 1910 the firm employed 3,500 at two Chicago
Lucy's husband, Frank
Warren Garn (1864-1947), was president of the
Eclipse Pulley Covering Company. The Garn family
lived at 321 W. Monroe St.
The funeral for Lucy and her boys was held on
Sunday, January 3, 1904 at her father's home at 1319
Washington Blvd. The family was buried in the
Metzgar Cemetery in Helena, Ohio near Sandusky.