Mr Bākhūs Rafūl-Būlus was born in Sar’al, Lebanon around 1891.
His mother was Manīrah (?-?) but the identity of his father is not clear. He was married with two sons: Rashīd (b. 1908) and Sa'īd (b. 1910) but, again the identity of his wife is not known. He worked as a farmhand and was travelling to meet his mother and uncle already living in the USA in Detroit, Michigan.
He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg on 10 April 1912 and was travelling as a third class passenger on ticket number 2679 which cost £7, 4s, 6d. Travelling with him were several others from his village, including Sultānah Rizq Būlus and her family and Kātrīn Rizq Yūsuf and her children.
Bākhūs Rafūl-Būlus died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.