Mr George Rosenshine (George Thorne)
Mr George Rosenshine was born in 1866. He came from New York City worked for the family firm of Rosenshine Bros. The company was involved in the import business, including ostrich feathers.
He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg under the assumed name of George Thorne because his travelling companion was his mistress Maybelle Thorne. The couple were returning from a business trip and holiday. They held first class ticket No. PC 17585 (£79 4s).
Maybelle was saved in Collapsible D, but George perished, his body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett.
The body was claimed by his brother and forwarded to New York. He was buried at the Bayside Cemetery, Brooklyn (?Queens, Long Island), New York. The cemetery and the Rosenshine lot has fallen into serious disrepair owing, because of its geographic location, to considerable crime. Amidst the tangled weeds and fallen headstones, one can read George Rosenshine's simple stone in the family lot:
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York;
Philip Hind (Editor)
Phillip Gowan, USA
Michael A. Findlay, USA
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