Mr Lazar “Lalyo” Yonkov

Bulgarian Titanic Victim

Mr Lazar “Lalyo” Yonkov (Lalio Jonkoff), 23, a potter from Gumostnik (Gumoshtnik), Lovec (Lovech), Bulgaria, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger. He was accompanied by fellow inhabitants of his home village: Peju Colcheff, Marin Markoff, Lazar Minkoff, Stoytcho Mionoff, Penko Naidenoff, Nedialco Petroff and Ilia Stoytcheff. Mr Jonkoff held ticket number 349204, price £7 17s 11d.

Jonkoff died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. At the cemetery of Gumoshtnik a stone was erected to commemorate the men.

 

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Credits

Hermann Söldner, Germany

References and Sources

Harro Hess, Manfred Hessel (1999), Titanic, Das Handbuch, Herbig München
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260)
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

(2019) Lazar “Lalyo” Yonkov Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #914, updated 19th November 2019 02:32:29 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/lazar-yonkov.html