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Eliezer Gilinski

Eliezer Gilinsky, 22, an unmarried engineer (Locksmith), was born in Ignalina, Lithuania. He had one sister and four brothers.

His last reported address was 36 Glancynon Terrace, Abercynon, South Wales. This was his brother David's house. As his brother married in 1911 it may be that Eliezer came over for the wedding.

He bought ticket number 14973 for £8 1s and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger . His destination in America was Chicago.

Gilinsky died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#47)


CLOTHING - Grey coat, vest and pants; green shirt.

EFFECTS - Photographs; tickets; $5 bill; baggage insurance, No. 73941 (B. Ins. Ass., Ltd.; £12 in gold; 60c; 4 pence; keys; purse; primer on English language.



He was buried at sea on 21 April 1912.

His parents were awarded £130 compensation by the Mansion House Relief Fund.

The Aberdare Leader
4 May 1912

The Titanic Disaster An Abercynon Victim Amongst the bodies of the "Titanic" victims that have been recovered is that of a young Hebrew youth from Abercynon, named W Galinsky, who had only recently come over from the Continent to see his brother. He was a most amiable young man, and his death has caused his brother and family deep grief.



Family member believe that Gilinsky left Lithuania because of persecution. He would have had to serve 12 years in the Russian army. His father Shlomo served 25 years.

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#47)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Nathan Shapiro (Nephew of Eliezer Gilinsky)


(left to right) Louis, David, and Eliezer Gilinsky
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Stanley Gilinsky UK

Comment and discuss

  1. Sheryl Niemann Gehrman

    The correct spelling of Eliezer's last name is GLINSKI, because this my ex-husband's family!! Sandy Niemann-Ricci

  2. Shayna

    Maybe it's a different family.

  3. Stephen Gilinsky

    Not correct his surname was Gilinsky . My Late Father Stanley Gilinsky researched and got this article printed . Eliezer was his uncle .

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Eliezer Gilinski
Born: circa.1889
Age: 23 years (Male)
Nationality: Lithuanian
Last Residence: in Abercynon, Glamorgan, Wales
Occupation: Locksmith
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 14973, £8 1s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 47)
Buried at Sea on Sunday 21st April 1912

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