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Blanche Greenfield (Strouse)

Birthplace: New York City, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: Thyreotoxicosis
Place of Burial: Salem Fields Cemetery New York City New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Strouse and Hannah Strouse
Wife of Leo Greenfield
Mother of William Bertram Greenfield

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About Blanche Greenfield

  • Name: Mrs Blanche Greenfield (née Strouse)
  • Born: Thursday 21st February 1867
  • Age: 45 years
  • Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
  • 1st Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 17759 , £63 7s 2d
  • Cabin No.: D10
  • Rescued (boat 7)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Thursday 5th November 1936
  • Cause of Death: Thyreotoxicosis
  • Buried: Salem Fields Cemetery New York City New York United States

Mrs Leo David Greenfield (Blanche Strouse), 45, was born in New York City on 21 February 1867, the daughter of Henry Strouse and Hannah Mork

A resident of New York City, Mrs Greenfield boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her son William Bertram Greenfield, they held ticket number PC 17759, price £63, 7s, 2d and occupied cabins D-10/12.

They were rescued in lifeboat 7.

For the rest of her life Blanche was haunted by the screams of those who died in the icy waters. The exposure to the icy elements had affected Mrs Greenfield's hearing in her later years.

Mrs Blanche Greenfield died on 5 November 1936 at the age of 69. She was buried at the Salem Field Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mr William Bertram Greenfield

References and Sources

  • Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
  • City of New York Certificate Of Death
  • New York Times, 6 November 1936, Death Notice


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Blanche Greenfield's Timeline

February 21, 1867
New York City, USA
May 11, 1888
Age 21
November 5, 1936
Age 69
Salem Fields Cemetery New York City New York