Twenty-one-year-old Harry John Ebbert (1883-1934) spent the evening of December 30,
1903 searching Chicago morgues for his mother's
body, while his father lay dying at Cook County
hospital after having been carried, unconscious,
from the parquet section. Harry found his mother's
body at Jordan's funeral home. His father
lingered for five days before becoming fatality
number 590. It is possible that John Ebbert
was knocked unconscious by someone falling or
jumping from a balcony above.
Ebberts, John, Teresa and Harry, were natives
of Wheeling, West Virginia, living in Chicago at
5516 Marshfield Ave. Harry was John and
Theresa's only child and in 1903 worked at John's
Teresa's was one of nine
children born to Herman and Caroline Renner.
John was one of six children born to John and
years after the Iroquois Theater fire, Harry married
a Michigan native, Mary Sitter (1882-1945), and
fathered two children. They moved to Texas for
a time in 1910 but ended up back in Chicago by 1920.
At his death at age fifty one, he worked as a
traveling salesman. He died in Evergreen Park,
Illinois and was buried at the Holy Sepulchre
cemetery in Worth, Illinois.