About Victor Vandercruyssen
Mr Victor Vandercruyssen
- Born: Tuesday 10th October 1865
- Age: 46 years
- Last Residence: in Zwevezele Belgium
- Occupation: Farmer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 345765 , £9
- Destination: Detroit Michigan United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Victor Vandercruyssen was born in Zwevezele, Belgium on 12th October, 1865. He worked as a flax worker in that town.
Victor was travelling from Zwevezele to Fremont, Ohio with the Jules Van Der Planke family. He boarded in Southampton and was travelling in third class (ticket number 345765, £9).
At the age of 47, he was the oldest Belgian traveling aboard the Titanic. Like the Vanderplanckes, Victor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Notes This is the most likely spelling of his name. Walter Lord (1976) lists him as Victor Vereruysse but this name is unknown if Flanders whereas Vercruysse and Vandercruyssen are very common.
References Michael Findlay Passenger List in John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy, 2nd ed. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 493 X Michael Findlay Revised Passenger List in Judith Geller Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4 Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin
Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) Herman De Wulf and Michael A. Findlay (1998) The Belgians and the Titanic. Voyage. #27
Acknowledgements Herman DeWulf, Belgium Michael A. Findlay, USA Griet Grootaers, Belgium Georges Picavet, Belgium Kassandra Picavet, Belgium Homer Thiel, USA