Farīd Husayn Qāsim Al-Munà

Mr Farīd Husayn Qāsim Al-Munà (Hussein Kassem Abd Al Khaliq) was born in Shānā, Lebanon around 1893.

Aged 18 in 1912, Farīd worked as a farmhand in his native Shānā. A relative (presumably a cousin), Nāsīf Qāsim Abī-Al-Munà, had been living in the USA since 1903 and had established himself as a successful merchant. He had returned to Shānā around late 1910 where he married before making plans to return to America; Farīd would be joining him on his return across the Atlantic.

Farīd boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg on 10 April 1912 (ticket number 2700 which cost £7, 4s, 7d) as a third class passenger. Travelling with him, besides Nāsīf Qāsim Abī-Al-Munà, was another young relative, 11-year-old Husayn Mahmūd Husayn Ibrāhīm, and his destination was to be Fredericksburg, Virginia, where Nāsīf made his home.

Farīd Husayn Qāsim Al-Munà died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. Nāsīf Qāsim Abī-Al-Munà was the only survivor from their small group and though interviewed in later years about his experiences on the Titanic, makes no mention as to the fate of Farīd.

Documents and Certificates

(1912) Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea, National Archives, London; BT334/52 & 334/53

Bibliography

Leila Salloum Elias (2011) The Dream and Then the Nightmare: The Syrians who Boarded the Titanic, the Story of the Arabic-speaking Passengers, Atlas
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Gavin Bell, UK
Leila Salloum Elias, USA

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) Farīd Husayn Qāsim Al-Munà (ref: #929, last updated: 10th August 2017, accessed 18th June 2021 17:26:15 PM)
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