Mr Thomas Threlfall, 44, was born 19 October 1867 in Liverpool1 the son of James Threlfall and Grace (nee Wharton) he had five siblings.2
He was baptized at the church of St Peter, Liverpool on 10 November 1867. At the time the family were living on Hornby St, Liverpool and his father was a Carter.
On 17th May 1892 he married Margaret Downes (1873-1929). The would have two children: Margaret Threlfall (born 1896) and Norah Threlfall (born 1909). In 1901 they were recorded living at 68 China St., Everton, Liverpool. He was working as a dock laborer.
In 1911 Margaret was lving with her mother and daughters at 128 St. Martin's Cottages, Liverpool, and it was this address that Thomas Threlfall supplied when he signed on to the Titanic at Southampton on 6th April 1912. As leading fireman he earned £6 10s.
In 1913 it was reported that he was responsible for the Liverpool branch of the Britsh Seafarer's Union.
Threlfal also survived the sinking of the SS Arcadian on 15th April, 1917. Threlfall later noted: ‘It was the same day of the week and the same date of the month that the Titanic went down and I have come safely out of both affairs.’
Thomas Threlfall's wife died in 1929, he died in 1934.
- When he signed on he gave his age as 38.
- Margaret Threlfall (1869 – 1871); Emily Jane Threlfall (1870 – 1947); Isabella Threlfall (1873 –?); Catherine Mary Threlfall (1878 – 1880); Mary Ellen Threlfall (1880 –?).
References and Sources
Liverpool, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906
General Register Office Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Tad Fitch & Mike Poirier (2015) Into the Danger Zone. History Press
Chris Dohany, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Articles and Stories
Cheltenham Looker-On (1912)
Liverpool Echo (1913)
Herts Advertiser & St. Albans Times (1912)
Bridgwater Mercury (1912)