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Anna Boisen (Sprinsock)

Also Known As: "Annie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Russia (Russian Federation)
Death: November 28, 1929 (33)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hyman Sprinsock and Eva Sprinsock
Wife of Samuel Boisen
Mother of Morton Boisen; Private; Jerome Boisen; Private and Beverly Ashkin
Sister of Pauline Weintraub; Lillian Seinfeld; Rosie Sprinsock; Nathan Sprinsock; Ethel Sprinsock and 1 other

Managed by: Judith Berlowitz
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About Anna Boisen

See interview with Annie, following the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/triangle-death-list/

See other aspects of Annie's story, as written by her granddaughter: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/blog/2011/02/28/triangle-story/

SAVED HER FRIEND'S LIFE. Survivor Tells of a Heroic Deed in the Mad Rush to Escape.

Annie Sprinsock of 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, East New York, told yesterday at her home a thrilling story of her escape. She was employed on the eighth floor, and as soon as the alarm was given ran to the dressing-room and snatched up her street clothes. When she got to the elevator shaft she remembered that she had left on the table of the dressing room her bag containing her week's wages, $8. She ran for it but could not find it.

As she reached the elevator shaft again the car was about to make its last trip. She just managed to squeeze aboard, the last of those that could find room. As the door was being jammed-to a friend called wildly to her not to desert her. She took the girl in her arms and by main force raised her above the heads of the others in the car. There she held her till the car reached the ground floor in safety.

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Anna Boisen's Timeline

1895
December 1, 1895
Russia
1917
1917
Brooklyn, Kings, NY, United States
1922
April 21, 1922
New York, NY, United States
1928
September 18, 1928
Brooklyn
1929
November 28, 1929
Age 33