Soloduhin, Sophie

2A13 - Sophie Soloduhin
Plot Location 2A13
Surname Soloduhin
Given Name(s) Sophie
Place of Birth Simferopol, 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 Death 69
Hebrew Name
Spouse’s Name Israel Soloduhin
Father’s Name
Mother’s Name
Other Surnames
Sex F
Marital Status W
Maiden Name Gershkovitch
Title (e.g., Dr)
Religious Status (כ/ל/י)
Cause of Death Traffic accident on Nathan Road, near Cameron Road.
Other Family Data Had six children — three boys and three girls — Saul Soloduhin (b. 1893, Simferopol; d. September 21, 1947, Brisbane), Zachar (Zachary) Solo (b. 1899, Simferopol; d. December 6, 1950, Brisbane), Rebecca (Becky) Soloduhin Jacob (b. December 31, 1902, Simferopol; d. March 1, 1992, SF), Haim (Harry) Soloduhin (b. ; d. August 29, 1950, Brisbane), Tania (Tanya) Soloduhin and Genia (Jenny) Soloduhin Chernomorsky.

In 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.

Granddaughter, Leah Safdie Garrick, lives in SF. Her mother was Rebecca.

Fred Ezekiel 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!

Inscription (Heb) ת נ צ ב ה
Inscription (Other) “BROWN JONES & CO.” on left side of slab, “165” on middle
Historical She was living at the Laichikok Refugee Centre at the time.

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