Twelve year old Dorothy Chapman Bour (1891-
the daughter of advertising salesman, Charles J. Bour (1864-1940), and Carrietta C. Chapman Bour
(1861-1950). The Chapmans were a Cassopolis, Michigan
family. The Bour's lived in the Bryn Mawr / Woodlawn
Dorothy's father had various business interests,
including outdoor advertising with his brother,
John Bour, and ownership in a vending machine
"Little Joe Graham"
was probably twelve-year-old Joseph T. Graham
(1891-1957), son of Albert H. Graham, a postal clerk
on the railroad, and Ellen Tietsort Graham who in 1903 lived on 73rd Street at
the corner of Jeffery Avenue.
The connection between Joe
and Dorothy is guessed to be Dorothy Bour's uncle Charles C. Bour, a realtor,
who lived around the corner on Jeffery Avenue and
that both families came to Chicago from the same
tiny Michigan town – Cassopolis.
In the years after the fire
Five years after the Iroquois Theater fire Dorothy
was a freshman at the University High School.
She and her parents relocated to Miami in the 1930s.
Dorothy married twice and bore two children.
Her first marriage, to Harold P. Brown
(1892-1951), ended in a messy divorce when he was wooed away
by another woman with cash-flashing parents.
Dorothy brought a $350,000 alienation of affection
suit against her ex husband’s new in-laws for using monetary
gifts to lure him away from her to their daughter.
Her second husband, wed in 1941, was Roy L. Modlin.
went into the automobile
manufacturing business in 1915 with Robert C. Davis,
a steamship engineer. The company, Bour-Davis Co.,
produced fewer than 300 cars during its two-year
Joseph Graham became a
bookkeeper, in 1910 working for a printing company.
He later married a couple of times, lived in
Massachusetts for several decades, had three
children and spent his last years in Los Angeles.