Soloduhin, Sophie

Plot Location2A13
Given Name(s)Sophie
Place of BirthSimferopol, Crimea, Russia
Date of Birth (Eng)circa 1868
Date of Birth (Heb) 
Date of Death (Eng)October 18, 1937
Date of Death (Heb) 
Age at Death69
Hebrew Name 
Spouse’s NameIsrael Soloduhin
Father’s Name 
Mother’s Name 
Other Surnames 
Marital StatusW
Maiden NameGershkovitch
Title (e.g., Dr) 
Religious Status (כ/ל/י) 
Cause of DeathTraffic accident on Nathan Road, near Cameron Road.
Other Family DataShe had six children — three boys and three girls — Haim (Harry) Soloduhin (b. circa 1890; d. August 29, 1950, Brisbane), Saul Soloduhin (b. 1893, Simferopol; d. September 21, 1947, Brisbane), Zachar (Zachary) Solo (b. 1899, Simferopol; d. December 6, 1950, Brisbane), Tania (Tanya) Soloduhin, Genia (Jenny) Soloduhin Chernomorsky (b. February 8, 1901) and Rebecca (Becky) Soloduhin Jacob (b. December 31, 1902, Simferopol; d. March 1, 1992, SF).

Granddaughter, Leah Safdie Garrick, lives in SF. Her mother was Rebecca.
Inscription (Eng)TO THE
Inscription (Heb)ת נ צ ב ה
Inscription (Other)“BROWN JONES & CO.” on left side of slab, “165” on middle
HistoricalIn 1904, Sophie and Israel fled the Czarist pogroms via the Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok, and south to Harbin. When WWI broke out, the boys moved to Australia. After several years in Harbin, Sophie and Israel, who were quite affluent, sold their properties and cattle, and moved to Brisbane with two of the daughters. The eldest daughter, Tania had married and remained in Harbin. In 1920, three years after Israel’s death, and wanting a more Jewish life, Sophie moved with the girls to Shanghai, where Tania was living.

She was residing at the Laichikok Refugee Centre at the time.

Fred Ezekiel (Miami) wrote on 14 February 2019:
“I remember Mrs. Soloduhin, who unfortunately was killed one afternoon while crossing the road. In those days you could count the number of cars on Nathan Road with one hand. Her daughter Becky married our cousin Isaiah Jacob around 1934 or so, and this was considered to be an “outrage” because he married “out” — a Sephardic man marrying an Ashkenazi lady!”

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