Samuel L. Goldenberg

Mr Samuel L. Goldenberg

Samuel L. Goldenberg
Mr Samuel L. Goldenberg was in New York City on 8 September 1864.

Samuel Goldenberg and his wife Nella (ne Wiggins) lived in Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York, they moved to Paris in 1905. They were well known as dog fanciers, with their kennel name being "Nellcote".

In April 1912 the couple were travelling from Berlin, Germany to New York City. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as first class passengers (Ticket No. 17453, 89, 2s 1d), they occupied cabin C-92.

Mr and Mrs Goldenberg were rescued in lifeboat 5.

Nella and Sam Goldenberg divorced in France. He remained in France the rest of his life. His second wife, Edwiga, died in France in 1935. When Sam died on 11 October 1936 he left his estate to nieces and nephews in the United States.

Notes
Anne Hier, of the American Kennel Club writes: They raised English Toy Spaniels (called King Charles Spaniels in the UK) and French Bulldogs. Mrs Goldenberg was active in the Toy Spaniel Club of America and had served as secretary. In 1904, a Toy Spaniel they had imported from England, Ch. Darnall Kitty, was Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club. Mr Goldenberg was an international dog show judge and discovered a dog in France in 1902 which he named Nellcote Gamin who became the modern progenitor of the French Bulldog breed. Mr Goldenberg was also the principal founder of the French Bulldog Club in Paris. A picture of Mrs Goldenberg is available in a 1905 issue of "Field and Fancy" magazine. Pictures of Mr Goldenberg are available in a magazine entitled, "The French Bulldog" published in 1913.
 An article in the "Kennel Gazette" from May, 1912 stated that Mr Goldenberg refused to board the lifeboat with his wife but when the boat was launched she cried out to him to say good-bye and since there were apparently no women passengers near by and the boat wasn't full, Bruce Ismay and one of the officers seized Goldenberg and threw him overboard.
 The Goldenberg's were on their way to attend the French Bull Dog Club of America's show on the 20th of April in NYC to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria. Goldenberg had agreed to be one of the judges in a $500 match at the end of the show and he kept his commitment. "The American Field" of April 27 states this fact and his choice in the balloting, but no mention of his experience on the Titanic.

References and Sources

American Foreign Service Report of the Death of an American Citizen
New York Times, 13 October 1936, Obituary
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).

Credits
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Anne Heir, USA

Pictures

Samuel Goldenberg

(1912) 

SAMUEL GOLDENBERG

 
Sam Goldenberg's death certificate (France)

(1936) 

SAM GOLDENBERG'S DEATH CERTIFICATE (FRANCE)

 
Samuel Goldenberg's Grave

SAMUEL GOLDENBERG'S GRAVE

 
Samuel Goldenberg's first disaster

(1910) 

SAMUEL GOLDENBERG'S FIRST DISASTER

 
Samuel Goldenberg

(1916) 

SAMUEL GOLDENBERG

 

Articles and Stories

News for Dog Fanciers

New York Times  (1916) 

NEWS FOR DOG FANCIERS

 
MORT DE M. GOLDENBERG

L'Eclaireur de Nice et du Sud-Ouest  (1936) 

MORT DE M. GOLDENBERG

 
AUTEUIL SOUNDS THE PANNIER'S DOOM

New York Times  (1912) 

AUTEUIL SOUNDS THE PANNIER'S DOOM

 
ONLY ONE PASSENGER SAVED HIS BAGGAGE

New York Times  (1912) 

ONLY ONE PASSENGER SAVED HIS BAGGAGE

 
C'Est Moi Best Dog In Show

New York Times  (1916) 

C'EST MOI BEST DOG IN SHOW

 
MR. GOLDENBERG EXPLAINS IT

New York Times  (1912) 

MR. GOLDENBERG EXPLAINS IT

 
PATOIS AND FAUVETTE WIN

New York Times  (1916) 

PATOIS AND FAUVETTE WIN

 
DOG AND KENNEL NOTES

New York Times  (1915) 

DOG AND KENNEL NOTES

 
Titanic Survivor Dead

New York Times  (1936) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR DEAD

 
PROVING FOREMAN ON TITANIC

New York Times  (1912) 

PROVING FOREMAN ON TITANIC

 
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