Thamine "Thelma" Thomas

Mrs Thamine "Thelma" Thomas

Mrs Alexander Thomas (Thamine "Thelma" ~) (1), 16, was born 25 December 1895 in the Lebanon.

She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with her 5 month old son Assad and her brother Charles. Travelling as third class passengers Thamine and her son held ticket No. 2625, price 8, 10s, 4d. Mrs Thomas and her son her husband (his father) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Thamine and her son became separated during the sinking and Charles carried the baby to lifeboat 16. He begged for the child to be rescued and Winnie Troutt took it upon herself to take the child into the lifeboat. Meanwhile Thamine boarded another lifeboat (? #14 or C).


Mrs Thomas in 1960
(Courtesy of Arne Mjaland, Norway)

Thamine "Thelma" Thomas died 7 January 1974.


(Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA)

Notes
Thamine, "Thamin", or "Tamin" as her name is variously spelled, presumably anglicized her name to "Thelma Thomas" after her arrival in America.

References
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
Judith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4

Contributors
Michael A. Findlay, USA

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