Mr Victor Vandercruyssen was born in Zwevezele, Belgium on 12th October, 1865.
He worked as a flax worker in that town.
Victor was travelling from Zwevezele to Fremont, Ohio with the Jules
Van Der Planke family. He boarded in Southampton and was travelling
in third class
(ticket number 345765, £9).
At the age of 47, he was the oldest Belgian traveling aboard the Titanic.
Like the Vanderplanckes, Victor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered,
was never identified.
This is the most likely spelling of his name. Walter Lord (1976) lists him as
Victor Vereruysse but this name is unknown if Flanders whereas Vercruysse and
Vandercruyssen are very common.
Michael Findlay Passenger List in John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas
Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy, 2nd ed. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260
Michael Findlay Revised Passenger List in Judith Geller Titanic: Women
and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York;
Herman De Wulf and Michael A. Findlay (1998) The Belgians and the Titanic. Voyage.
Herman DeWulf, Belgium
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Griet Grootaers, Belgium
Georges Picavet, Belgium
Kassandra Picavet, Belgium
Homer Thiel, USA
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Victor Vandercruyssen
Born: Tuesday 10th October 1865
Age: 46 years
Last Residence: in Zwevezele Belgium
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 345765 , £9
Destination: Detroit Michigan United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered
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