Mr Bākhūs Rafūl-Būlus

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.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK

References and Sources

Leila Salloum Elias (2011) The Dream and Then the Nightmare: The Syrians who Boarded the Titanic, the Story of the Arabic-speaking Passengers. Atlas, ISBN

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Bākhūs Rafūl-Būlus Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #662, updated 23rd August 2017 18:42:02 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/raffull-baccos.html

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