Thirty-eight year old Harriet Emily Andrew (b. 1865)
was a native of Wisconsin who worked as a nurse and
lived at 943 W. Superior street in Chicago. On
December 30, 1903 she lost her life at the Iroquois
Harriet was one of eight children born to Martha E.
Bettinger Andrew (1825-1905) and the late Edmond J.
Andrew (1812-1893). Edmond was a
prominent businessman in
Brooklyn, Wisconsin, dealing in produce,
hardware and windmills.
Harriet attended the theater with a friend, name
unknown, who survived the fire. Afterward, the
friend reported that Harriet used her coat to cover
her friend's body and protect her from flames.
Harriet’s body was identified by
Dr. D. A. Orth.
She was buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in