Thomas Moore Teuton was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England in early 1877. He was the son of Irish-immigrant parents William and Mary Teuton. Whilst he and his younger brother Alexander were born in Blackburn, his elder brothers William, John and Robert were Irish-born.
By the time of the 1881 census the family were residing at 48 Church Street, Barrow-in-Furness. William Teuton was described as a general labourer. By 1891 the family were back in Blackburn and were still in that town by the time of the 1901 census, albeit at different address. Thomas joined the army:
His parents lived for many years in Marsh Street, Blackburn, his father being employed at Yates and
Thom's foundry. Thomas served for a considerable time in the army, when through the Boer War and
was present at the relief of Ladysmith. He was later in China during the Boxer rising. Leaving
the army as a colour-sergeant, he returned to Blackburn several years ago wand was married, soon after getting an appointment with the White Star and with his wife and parents went to live in Southampton. One of his brothers lived in Birkenhead in 1912. The Northern Daily Telegraph, 30 April 1912
Thomas Teuton was married in Southampton in late 1910 to Ada Mary Swain (born 1884 in Southampton). Their son William John was born on 8 October 1911.
Thomas Teuton signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 19 Middle Road, Sholing, Hampshire. His last ship had been the Oceanic . As a second class saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Teuton died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#226) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 10, 1912.
NO. 226. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 35. - HAIR LIGHT AND MOUSTACHE.
CLOTHING - Steward's coat with singlet; flannel shirt.
NO MARKS ON CLOTHING.
TATTOO - On left arm, Japanese woman; on right arm, snake.
EFFECTS - Army discharge book and papers; corkscrew; razor; keys; knife; brush; soap.
PROBABLY OLD SOLDIER.
NAME - T. TENTON, 98 N. E. Rd., Scholing, Southampton.
© Bill Fowler, Canada
In the September quarter of 1913 a baby girl by the name of Elizabeth Teuton had her birth registered in South Stoneham, Southampton. Her mother's maiden name was Swain. It's possible that Ada was pregnant at the time of the Titanic disaster and left the registration of her child's birth for several months. The child died in early 1914.
Ada Teuton was remarried in 1918 to George C. Bryant. It is uncertain what became of her thereafter. Thomas' son William died in 1983 in Plymouth, Devon.
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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