Samuel Greenberg


Jordan Beagle

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I am looking for any information at all concerning Samuel Greenberg (2nd Class).
He perished whilst returning home to New York from visiting our family here in South Africa. (he was my G-Grandfather's brother).
I know from the Ellis Island database that he moved (back) to New York in 1909 with his wife Mira (nee Brightman of Boston) but I have no further knowledge of either him or his family.
Also how do I locate a transcript of the Red Cross Emergency Relief Booklet Case Number 101?
 
Apr 27, 2003
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Jordan - I will print the red Cross report no. 161 below which I think is the one you want:

Greenberg, Mr. Samuel. Missing. c/o Alex. Wolff, 154, Nassau Street, New York City, USA. Russian citizen.

Body forwarded to Mrs. Greenberg, Bronx, New York City. Permit issued May 2, 1912, Borough, Bronx, New York.
(From The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913).
No. 161. (Russian). The husband was drowned. he had been a resident of this country three years and was returning from a business trip to South Africa. He was a member and South African representative of a New York firm. It had been arranged that, during his absence, the firm should pay to his wife a certain amount weekly for her living expenses. This had been done for two weeks and had then been allowed to lapse for several months so that, at the time of her husband's death, she was destitute. An effort has been made to recover for the widow some part of her husband's share in the business, but it is now the opinion of the lawyers consulted that she has no legal evidence to support her claim. She is 55 years of age, and has no children. She has had some experience in business and may later, with competent advice and supervision, be established in a small store. Of the appropriation made by this Committee $400 was used to bury her husband, whose body was recovered, and to meet emergent needs. The remainder has been paid in trust to the United Hebrew Charities. From other relief sources she has received $1,011.20. ($2,000).
Insurance claim for $25,000 filed by wife.

Best regards - Brian
 

Jordan Beagle

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Brian,

Thank you very much for this information.

Google suggests that 154 Nassau Street was the offices of the New York Tribune. I am guessing that Alex Wolff was a journalist there at the time.

I will do some more research on Samuel and post a bio on him on this site when I know more.

Regards Jordan
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Jordan,

Welcome aboard. Actually, there's already a biography on Samuel on this site. It's not much information, but if you wish to add to it or edit it, you can sign up to become an editorial member.

Just click on this link to his bio and you can sign up from there:

Samuel Greenberg

Best regards,

Jason
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Can anyone give more info as to this man, more this his ET bio? Please and thankyou.

[Moderator's note: This message, originally a separate thread in the "Passenger Research" topic, has been moved to this pre-existing thread discussing the same passenger. MAB]
 

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