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Nicolai Nicolaevich Ilinsky

Nicolai Nicolaevich Ilinsky

Male 1895 - 1971  (76 years)

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  • Name Nicolai Nicolaevich Ilinsky  [1
    Born 18 Feb 1895  Shmakovka Station, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1971  San Francisco, San Francisco Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried 15 Oct 1971  Olivet Mem. Park, Colma, San Mateo Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4394  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2014 

    Father Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky,   b. 13 Apr 1868, Moscow, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1941, Tientsin (Tianjin), China Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Ekaterina Alexandrovna Melentieva,   b. 22 Nov 1877, Khabarovsk, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1966, San Francisco, San Francisco Cnty, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1894  Ilinsky Church, Ilinskoye, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F1586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Nicolai Nicolaevich Ilinsky
    Nicolai Nicolaevich Ilinsky

  • Notes 
    • Nicolai's father wrote in his Autobiography(1937):
      "In the 2nd year ... I was installed as a chief of the 3rd division.... The location was at Shmakovka Station. It was 1893 and I was 25 years old. ***
      "In Spring of 1894 ... I was appointed as [ H.D.Ridzevkly's ] assistant. I was given a house of four rooms completely furnished, and pay of 250 rubles per month. Here on February 18, 1895 our first son Nicolai was born. We did not stay here very long as I was transferred to Station Nevelskaya... ***
      "[In 1908] I immediately moved to Harbin with the whole family. I left Nicolai in Moscow. He came later, and together with Peter I enrolled them in a Technical School in Khabarovsk. They resided with the Roslavleas. ***
      "In the beginning of 1913 the exploitation of the [railroad] concession ended up quite poor financially.... The last five years we lived in Harbin. Nicolai and Peter were finishing their education in Khabarovsk....***
      "The war broke out in 1914, but in the beginning it was not noticible in the Far East. That year Nicolai went to Moscow to enter the Institute of Commerce. ***
      "[After 1920] We built another two story house with two apartments and moved in there.... At this time the family got together. Nicolai and Peter returned from the front of the White Army, which by that time had disintegrated. ***
      "In 1923 [my] two sons, Nicolai and Peter, left for the U.S. to seek their fortunes, as there did not seem to be any future for them here."

      According to Helen Ilinsky (Nicolai's and Peter's niece), the two men travelled first to Harbin, China, and then went on to the U.S. Helen possesses a photo album showing the men working in 1924 on a Union Pacific RR gang along the Columbia River in Oregon, and then later working as laborers constructing Portland's Bull Run water system.

      The 1940 census shows "Nicholai Iliinsky," 45, born in "Siberia," and who, in 1935, had been living in Harbin, China, living with his brother Peter N Iliinsky, 41, and family -- Peter's wife Flora C, 37, and two children, "Katherine," 3 and "Nicholai P," 1. At the time of the census in April, 1940, Nicholi was working as a laborer. 1940 U.S. Census, Sylvan, Multnomah Cnty, OR; ED 26-45, sheet 7B (T627, Roll 3377, stamped p. 502B ).

      According to the Social Security Death Index, Nicholai (SSN 544-22-3295; issued in Oregon) was born 17 Feb 1895 and died in Oct 1971 while residing in San Francisco, CA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] Death Certificate|, Death Certificate, CA Cert # 3801-7005.

    2. [S291] Ilinsky, N|, Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky, "Autobiography of Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky", (Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky, Harbin, Manchuria, China : 22 Feb 1937 [Translated, Florence Goodman [1981]; edited, Susan Merrick Iliinsky [1982]; compiled, Katharine Iliinsky [Dec 1983]; translation corrections, Helen Ilinsky Timms [Jan 2010]), p.6.

    3. [S471] Social Security|, U.S. Social Security Admin., Social Security Death Index, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693).

    4. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    5. [S291] Ilinsky, N|, Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky, "Autobiography of Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky", (Nicolai Petrovich Ilinsky, Harbin, Manchuria, China : 22 Feb 1937 [Translated, Florence Goodman [1981]; edited, Susan Merrick Iliinsky [1982]; compiled, Katharine Iliinsky [Dec 1983]; translation corrections, Helen Ilinsky Timms [Jan 2010]), p.5.