Red Cross Report

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.

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