In July 1915, Henry and his eight-year-old daughter, Pearl, were excited for the company outing the next day.
That evening, Henry had a violent argument with his landlord, ending with the landlord spitting on a painting of the Virgin Mary.
Henry was so upset, he fell ill and canceled their trip.
He and Pearl missed the cruise on the SS Eastland, which sank with over 800 people on board—but not my future grandfather and mother.
Thanks to that miracle argument 100 years ago, 22 descendants are alive today.