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Joseph jr. Elias

Joseph Elias jr, 17 (or 15) was travelling to Ottawa, Canada with his father Joseph and brother Tannous.

They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg. All three were all lost in the sinking, their bodies were not recovered.

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  1. Mac Smith

    Mac Smith

    Hi. In the ET passenger list and biographies, both passengers named Joseph Elias are listed as having perished, but in Walter Lord's book "A Night To Remember," one of the is listed as having survived. Does anyone know whether one of them survived? Does anyone know what is the cause of the discrepency? Thank you for your time.

  2. Arthur Merchant

    The Elias you referred to seems to be a member of the Elias family from Syria (A father and two teenaged sons) who all perished. In A Night to Remember, the passenger list shown was from 1912 and contained many errors. In Second Class, several women survivors and one woman victim were incorrectly given the opposite status. There were even more errors of this nature in Third Class, for some reason, particularly with the Middle Eastern contingent. In addition to the Elias' incorrect... Read full post

  3. Mac Smith

    Mac Smith

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question, Arthur. Mac Smith

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Joseph jr. Elias
Born: circa.1897 in
Age: 15 years (Male)
Nationality: Syrian Lebanese
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Kafr Mishki, Syria
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2690, £7 4s 7d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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