Maria Youssef ("Mary Thomas") Touma

Miss Maria Youssef ("Mary Thomas") Touma

Maria Youssef Touma, 9, from Lebanon, was born 16 October 1902. She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her mother Hanna and brother Georges. They were travelling to Dowagiac to join her father Darwis who had previously settled there.

The family travelled as third class passengers and were rescued in Collapsible C.

The family name was later anglicized to "Thomas" and Maria later went by "Mary Thomas", she was later married to Nicholas Haddad and she kept home for them in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan.

Maria Haddad (ne Touma) died in 12 August 1953.

Notes
She is sometimes listed as "Hannah Touma".

Documents
Dowagiac Daily News, May 3, 1912, Article
Michigan Department of Health Certificate of Death

Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
South Bend Tribune, 13 February, 1998, Titanic Recollections

Acknowledgements
David Bronson, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA

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