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 Hovhannes S. Tavshanjian

Hovhannes S. Tavshanjian

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Death 22 Jul 1907 (aged 41)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 27576362 · View Source
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H.S. Tavshanjian, was an Armenian rug importer who was murdered in Union Square, NYC ,by a member of the Hunchakist, an Armenian society who was trying to extort money from wealthy Armenians in this country to send back home. Tavshanjian and his family were threatened to pay $5,000 or else. Tavshanjian was quoted as saying that he would prefer to be killed than to give money to a cause that would end up in murder of more of his countryman. At the time of his assaination, a Miss Trixie Jennery,a toe dancer who was crossing the street at that time was within two feet of the victim when the shots were fired. She helped police identify the assassin. He had two little girls, ages 5 and 3,that he left behind.


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TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE


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  • Created by: Susan Kane
  • Added: 15 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27576362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hovhannes S. Tavshanjian (15 Dec 1865–22 Jul 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27576362, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Susan Kane (contributor 47003933) .