Red Cross Report and Memorial

McGowan, Annie, Miss (later Mrs. Straube). Saved in Lifeboat number 14. Born 5th July 1895, died 30th January 1990 and was buried in the All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois.

(From The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913).

Case number 283. (Irish). A girl, 17 years of age, travelling with her aunt who was lost, left without funds or friends, suffered seriously for many months from shock and exposure. She lost all her belongings, and received, immediately, clothing and $125 from other American sources of relief. She went to Chicago with some girl friends. This Committee interested a Chicago Society in making plans for the girl's training. She is now in a boarding school where she will remain for a year to be fitted for self-support. ($575).

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