Find bodies of boy and girl who drowned [Dorothy Brady; Edward Crowe]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Aug 1924, p. 5

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The bodies of Edward Crowe, 12 years, and Dorothy Brady, also 12 years, who were drowned in the lake, off Hubbard Hill, on Tuesday, August 12, were found floating off the Wilmette beach in the vicinity of Elmwood avenue, Saturday afternoon, August 16.

Two girls, whose names the officers failed to get, telephoned police headquarters at 3:30 Saturday afternoon that two bodies were in the lake. Patrolman Joe Steffens responded and recovered the body of Edward Crowe. At 6 o'clock that evening the body of Dorothy Brady was taken from the lake close to the place where the Crowe boy's body was found.

When the bodies were recovered they were sent to the John E. Maloney mortuary at 1359 Devon avenue, Rogers Park. That of the Crowe boy was in a good state of preservation, but the girl's remains had been badly decomposed.

Corner Oscar Wolff was notified and will hold an inquest at 1 o'clock, Saturday, August 23, in the Maloney undertaking rooms.

Funeral services for both children were held from Holy Cross church, Chicago, on Tuesday morning, August 19. Interment was made in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

The mother of Edward, Mrs. Gertrude Crowe, is a widow whose home is at 851 East 63rd place, Chicago. Dorothy Brady's mother is a widow, too, and a sister of Mrs. Crowe. Her home is at 6615 Winchester avenue, Chicago. Mrs. Crowe is passing the summer at 1050 Private road, Hubbard Woods, caring for the home of George L. Smith during the family's absence.

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22 Aug 1924
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Brady, Dorothy ; Crowe, Edward ; Crowe, Gertrude ; Smith, George ; Steffens, Joseph ; Wolff, Oscar
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Find bodies of boy and girl who drowned [Dorothy Brady; Edward Crowe]