Mr William Bertram Greenfield
Mr William Bertram Greenfield, 23, was born in New York City, on 11 May 1888, the son of Leo Greenfieldand Blanche Strouse.
A furrier from New York, NY, Mr Greenfield boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with his mother Blanche Greenfield, they they held ticket number PC 17759, price £63, 7s, 2d and occupied cabins D-10/12.
After the collision Mr Greenfield played cards in the first class smoking room with Alfred Nourney (Baron von Drachstedt) and Henry Blank.
He was rescued in lifeboat 7.
William rarely spoke about the Titanic disaster largely out of respect to his mother, Blanche, who was forever haunted by the screams of those who died in the icy waters.
William Greenfield served during World War I, married, had two daughters and continued to live in New York City. He died on 12 November 1949 at the age of 61. He was buried at the Salem Field Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
CreditsNell Greenfield (Daughter of William Greenfield)
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK
Link and cite this page
(2013) William Bertram Greenfield Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #142, accessed 5th December 2013 08:09:02 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/william-bertram-greenfield.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr William Bertram Greenfield
Born: Friday 11th May 1888
Age: 23 years (Male)
Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17759 , £63 7s 2d
Cabin No.: D10
Rescued (boat 7)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Saturday 12th November 1949
Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
Buried: Salem Fields Cemetery New York City New York United States
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)