Thirty-two-year-old Margaret S. "Maggie" Idall Dotts*
perished at the Iroquois Theater. Maggie was one of
five children born to George and Sarah
"Sallie" Wolf Idall of Chester
county in Pennsylvania.
Maggie and Wilfred had been
married only three years at the time of her death.
She had married widow Wilfred A. Dotts
(1858-1912) in Philadelphia in 1900.
A Quaker, Wilfred had
an eighteen-year-old son, Raymond, by his first wife,
In 1903 Margaret and Wilfred
lived at 188 N. Elizabeth. William worked as a
salesman for Hexter & Oberndorf, a brokerage
specializing in cotton at the Board of Trade in
months after the Iroquois Theater fire,
Wilfred remarried a young woman named Ida May
body was identified by
Wilfred. Burial was
reportedly at Forest Home Cemetery in Chicago
where Wilfred was later buried as well.
Hope to find photos of
Margaret or Wilfred.
*In the coroners
inquest list her last name was miss spelled as Dadds.