Mr Nathan Goldsmith

Shoe dealer originally from Lithuania

Mr Nathan Goldsmith was born in Kreidburg, Courland (Lithuania), Russia c. 1871

He married Soreh Mett at Panevezys, Kovno, Lithuania, about 1897, they had two children.

Goldsmith had previously lived at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania but had left his family to work in South Africa.  He was now returning to set up business in America, where his wife (and her mother Dineh Mett) and two children now lived at 2027 South 7th Street., Philadelphia.  Mr. Goldsmith had sent money to her every Monday from South Africa while he was working there. 

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number SOTON/O.Q. 3101263, £7, 17s).

Goldsmith lost his life in the disaster. It was reported that his wife travelled to Halifax in the hope of discovering his body, but it was not among those that were recovered.

She and her family received financial aid from the Red Cross.


The passenger list gave his age as 41, the Red Cross file says he was 36.

Articles and Stories

Camden Post-Telegram (1912) 
Evening Bulletin (1912) 
Forverts (Forward) (1912) 
Red Cross File 


Peter Engberg, Sweden

References and Sources

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

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