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Elias Samaan

Mr Hanna Samaan, 18, a labourer from Hardin, Syria (modern day Lebanon) boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a third class passenger (ticket no. 2662, £21 13s 7d). He was accompanied by his father Hanna and brother Youssef.

They were among a large group of Lebanese passengers travelling from Hardin to Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

All three men died in the sinking. Their bodies, if recovered, were never identified.


Entries in the Casualty List (PRO BT 100/259-260)
(Public Record Office- Reprinted with permission)

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Elias Samaan
Age: 17 years (Male)
Nationality: Syrian Lebanese
Last Residence: in Hardīn, Batroun, Syria
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2662, £21 13s 7d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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North American (19 April 1912) SEVEN WILKES-BARRE PERSONS ARE MISSING
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