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Reuben L. Weidman

Carpathia First Cabin Passenger

Mr Reuben L. Weidman (Carpathia passenger) 1 was born in Central Bridge, Schoharie, New York on 1 October 1848. He was the son of Felix Weidman, a physician of Swiss descent, and Caroline Lawrence of New York. He and his parents appear on the 1850 census as residents of Berne, Albany.

A Republican and Civil War veteran, Weidman was married in October 1870 to Helena Hunting (b. August 1847) and they had a daughter in December the following year, Caroline. The 1880 census shows the family living in Gallupville, Schoharie, New York and Reuben was described as a store clerk. In the mid-1880s he formed a three-way partnership under the name Weidman & Kelly to execute a wholesale grocery business, later retiring in 1898.

Widowed in November 1908, by 1910 Weidman was a retired merchant and living at 53 North Pine Avenue in Albany, the home of his daughter Caroline (Mrs Neil P. Dominic). 

In April 1912 Mr Weidman was a first-class passenger aboard the Carpathia

Mr. and Mrs. Lucius B. Hoyt and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds, who were passengers on the Carpathia en route to Europe, saw the rescue of the passengers. They were accompanied by Reuben L. Widman. who returned to Albany, but the others re-embarked for Europe. - The Argus, 30 April 1912

Reuben Weidman died in Albany, New York on 1 October 1923 and was buried with his wife at Westerlo Rural Cemetery, near Albany.


  1. Some records spell the name as Widman.

Carpathia Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Reuben L. Weidman
Age: 63 years 6 months and 14 days (Male)
Marital Status: Widowed
Last Residence: in
Ship: Carpathia
Died: Monday 1st October 1923 aged 75 years

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References and Sources

RMS Carpathia: First Class Passenger List printed on board
New York Times, 13 April 1912
Chicago Tribune, 19 April 1912 
Albany Evening Journal, 12 November 1908, obituary of Helena Weidman
Knickerbocker Press, 3 October 1923, death notice 
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Günter Bäbler, Switzerland
Gavin Bell, UK

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