Mr Sidney Samuel Jacobsohn was born in c.1872 the son of Moritz Jacobsohn (born in Kassel Germany) and his wife Juliet (born Julia Solomon in 1838 in Sydney). He lived at 7 Pembridge Square, London and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with his wife Amy Frances Jacobsohn, her mother Alice and sister Juli. To reach their destination Montreal, Canada, they bought ticket number 243847 for £27.
Mr Sidney Jacobsohn died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. His wife sent the following telegram:
55 No 13/13, 18 Apr., pretix S, words 16, charges 1.14.0 1/2; sent to MSC by H.C. 6.5 a.m.
Jacobsohn 34 Anson Road Cricklewood London
Dont be alarmed Sydney may be on another boat
After their marriage on 28 August 1910 Sydney and Amy Jacobsohn went to Torquay on honeymoon. There Sydney drew up his will and had it witnessed by a Mr and Mrs Wright. Unusually Sydney took his will with him on the Titanic and it was lost. On her return to London Amy commenced legal proceedings (July 1912) to ensure Sydney's estate passed to her. Her lawyers managed to trace Mr and Mrs Wright who gave evidence that they had read the will (rather unusual) and that everything (£4017) had been left to Amy. Sidney's brother who lived in Anson Road Cricklewood waived all claims which he might have had to the estate. Accordingly it passed to Amy with the judge commenting that if the will was recovered in the future it must be produced in court.
References and Sources
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912.
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
ngland & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Christopher Haviland, UK (descendant of Sidney Jacobsohn's brother)
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Articles and Stories
Daily Chronicle (1912)
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