Celina Yazbeck (Alexander)

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Celina Yazbeck (Silanah Iskandar Nasif)

Also Known As: "Celiney Alexander Yasbeck. Decker", "Sileneh Dagher; She later anglicized the name to "Celiney Yasbeck"."
Birthplace: Hardine, Batroun, North, Lebanon
Death: Died in VA, USA
Place of Burial: USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Nasif Alexander
Wife of Elias Michael Decker and Antoni Yasbeck
Mother of Frank Decker; George Decker; Louise Decker; Charles Decker; Lillian Decker and 4 others

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About Celina Yazbeck (Alexander)



Mrs Selini "Celiney" Yazbeck (née Alexander)

  • Born: Wednesday 15th July 1896
  • Age: 15 years
  • Last Residence: in Hardin Lebanon
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 2659 , £14 9s 1d
  • Destination: Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania United States
  • Rescued
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Thursday 10th March 1966
  • Cause of Death: Heart Failure / Disease
  • Buried: St. Mary's Cemetery Norfolk Virginia United States

Mrs Antoni Yazbeck (Selini Alexander), 15, was born 15 July 1896 in Beirut, Lebanon the daughter of George Alexander.

The young bride was travelling to Wilkes-Barre, PA from Lebanon with her husband Antoni Yazbeck. They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as third class passengers. Antoni Yasbeck was lost in the sinking, Selini was rescued in collapsible C. A widow at the age of 15.

She later married Elias M. Decker and moved to Norfolk, VA. She had nine children, Alfred, Melvin, Robert, Lillian (Cornett née Decker), Frank, George, Charles, Marguerite and Louise.

She died 10 March 1966 and is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.

Notes She later anglicized the name to "Celiney Yasbeck".

References Virginia Pilot, 11 March 1966, Obituary Commonwealth of Virginia- Certificate of Death (#543)

Contributors Phillip Gowan, USA

Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mr Antoni Yasbeck

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Celina Yazbeck (Alexander)'s Timeline

July 15, 1896
Hardine, Batroun, North, Lebanon
Age 18
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 24
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 26
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 30
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 37
Norfolk, Virginia, United States