Mrs Selini Yazbeck (née Alexander)
Mrs Antoni Yazbeck (Selini Alexander), 15, was born 15 July 1896 in Beirut, Lebanon the daughter of George Alexander.
The young bride was travelling to Wilkes-Barre, PA from Lebanon with her husband Antoni Yazbeck. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as third class passengers. Antoni Yasbeck was lost in the sinking, Selini was rescued in collapsible C. A widow at the age of 15.
She later married Elias M. Decker and moved to Norfolk, VA. She had nine children, Alfred, Melvin, Robert, Lillian (Cornett née Decker), Frank, George, Charles, Marguerite and Louise.
She died 10 March 1966 and is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.
Articles and Stories
She later anglicized the name to "Celiney Yasbeck".
References and Sources
Virginia Pilot, 11 March 1966, Obituary
CreditsPhillip Gowan, USA
Link and cite this page
(2013) Selini Yazbeck Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1312, accessed 5th December 2013 10:34:03 PM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/selini-celiney-yazbeck.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Selini Yazbeck (née Alexander)
Born: Wednesday 15th July 1896 in Beirut Lebanon
Age: 15 years 9 months (Female)
Last Residence: in Hardin Lebanon
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2659 , £14 9s 1d
Destination: Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania United States
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Thursday 10th March 1966
Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
Buried: St. Mary's Cemetery Norfolk Virginia United States
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)