Mr Sinai Kantor

Mr Sinai (Sehua) Kantor, 34, from Witebsk, Russia, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passenger together with his wife Miriam. To reach their destination Bronx, New York, they bought their second class ticket number 244367 for £26.

Mr Kantor died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#283).


CLOTHING - Grey and green suit; green overcoat; blue shirt; check front marked "F"; black boots; "C" on singlet.

EFFECTS - Pocket telescope; silver witch; Pocketbook with foreign notes; letter case; empty purse; purse; £1 10s. in gold; ten shillings in silver and other coins.


His body was forwarded to 1735 Madison Ave. New York, care of Spieler. He was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Queens, New York, USA

From the Red Cross...:

The husband, about thirty years of age, was drowned. He was traveling with his wife, who was saved. He had been a commission merchant, earning about 2,500 dollars a year, and was bringing to this country several trunks of valuable furs which he had expected to sell here. Both he and his wife were university graduates. He was ambitious to study medicine and planned to take night courses after he should get his business established in New York. His wife expected to continue to study dentistry. She is unwilling to return to Russia where she would be helpless to earn her living. She lives with cousins in New York City. After she learns the language, she will carry out her intention of learning and practicing dentistry. She can live on 50 dollars a month while pursuing her studies, and the appropriation of this Committee is intended to cover her tuition and school fees and living expenses for the period of four years, at the end of which she expects to be self-supporting. The money has been placed in charge of the Council of Jewish Women, who will keep supervision of her plans. (2,600 dollars)


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New York Times (1912) 

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References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#283)
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)
Brian Ticehurst (1996) Titanic's Memorials World-wide: Where they are Located. ISBN 1 871733 05 7
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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