1003) Armenians Blackmailing Armenians $10.000-25.000 - Sacramento Union 21 Jul 1907

Jerome Investigating Plot Of Armenians

NEW YORK, July 31.— District Attorney Jerome has taken personal charge of the Investigation into the plots of the Armenian blackmailers, which led to the asassination of H. S. Tavshanjian. A trunk is reported to have been found in Lowell, Mass., where Bedros Hampartzoomlan, the slayer of Tavshanjian, lived, which is said to contain papers revealing the plots of the blackmailers. The blackmailing letters demanded . . .

H.S. Tavshanjian
Birth: Dec. 15, 1865
Death: Jul. 22, 1907
New York County (Manhattan)New York, USA

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.

Kensico Cemetery
Westchester County
New York, USA

Created by: Susan Kane
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27576362


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