Mr Moses Aaron Troupiansky 1 was born around 1888 in Lithuania, then part of the Russian Empire.
He was the son of Samuel Wulf Troupiansky2 (b. 1856) and Zlate Mendelevska3 (b. circa 1861 4) and had four known siblings, all sisters: Hannah (circa 1890-1949), Sarah (circa 1892-1958), Eva (circa 1894-1956) and Tillie (circa 1898-1962)5.
According to US census records the Troupiansky family had lived in America since 1906 but they are not identifiable on the 1910 census. They were shown on Lithuanian records in 1891/1892 when they were residing in Raguva, Panevėžys.
Described as a shop assistant from Russia, Troupiansky boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 233639 which cost £13). His last place of abode was given as London and before joining the ship had stayed at the African Hotel in Southampton.
Moses Troupiansky died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was 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)
His mother and sisters remained in New York 6 and were living on Strand Concourse in the Bronx by the time of the 1940 census. Zlate died in the Bronx on 20 April 1943 and was buried in Mt Hebron Cemetery.