Mr Moses Aaron Troupiansky

Mr Moses Aaron Troupiansky, 23, a shop assistant from Russia, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger. His last place of abode was London. Before leaving, he resided at the African Hotel at Southampton. Mr Troupiansky held ticket number 233639, price: £13.

Mr Troupiansky died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, ws never identified.

From the Red Cross files: No. 457. (Russian Jew)

This young business man was lost while coming from South Africa to join his widowed mother and three sisters in New York and to establish himself in business here. He had been sending $20 a month to his mother. Two daughters were working; one was in an institution, a permanent invalid. Emergent needs were cared for by this Committee. ($400) 

The Troupiansky family had immigrated in 1906, and the mother had been born 1 March 1868 in Russia. Her husband, and subsequently Moses' father, was Samuel Troupiansky. She died 20 April 1943 in the Bronx, New York.

 

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Peter Engberg, Sweden

Notes

  1. In 1920, a Zlate (nee Weinberg) Troupiansky lived at Eagle Avenue in the Bronx, New York, together with four daughters; Hannah, 27, Saharal, 25, Eve, 24, and Lillie, 22. The three older sisters were operators at an underwear factory and the youngest was noted as working in a private family, doing ''hand work.'' There is a small chance this family was Moses Troupiansky's family (the discrepancy between the Red Cross files number of sisters and the 1910 census number of sisters making it difficult to establish whether this in fact is the correct one; perhaps one of the sisters was not in need in 1912?)

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