William Bertram Greenfield

Mr William Bertram Greenfield

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.


Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Borough Of Manhattan Certificate Of Death
New York Times, 14 November 1949, Obituary

Credits
Nell Greenfield (Daughter of William Greenfield)
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

Anne Greenfield

ANNE GREENFIELD

 
William Greenfield playing the piano.

WILLIAM GREENFIELD PLAYING THE PIANO.

 
William Greenfield

WILLIAM GREENFIELD

 
William and Blanche Greenfield holding Williams daughter Anne.

WILLIAM AND BLANCHE GREENFIELD HOLDING WILLIAMS DAUGHTER ANNE.

 
Lola Stern : William Greenfields Mother In Law

LOLA STERN : WILLIAM GREENFIELDS MOTHER IN LAW

 
William Greenfield and his wife Flora Greenfield.

WILLIAM GREENFIELD AND HIS WIFE FLORA GREENFIELD.

 
Mrs. William Greenfield (Flora Stern) as a young woman.

MRS. WILLIAM GREENFIELD (FLORA STERN) AS A YOUNG WOMAN.

 
Mother of Blanche Greenfield

MOTHER OF BLANCHE GREENFIELD

 
Greenfield family.

GREENFIELD FAMILY.

 

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New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
Postpone Silver Wedding Celebration

New York Times  (1912) 

POSTPONE SILVER WEDDING CELEBRATION

 
William Greenfields Account

WILLIAM GREENFIELDS ACCOUNT

 
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