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On a charge of assaulting his step-son, Robert Nugent, 14, Thomas McCormack, 376 Boulevard, Bayonne, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, was held in $2,000 bail to await the action of the Grand Jury by Recorder William J. Cain in the police court today. Mrs. McCormack, formerly Mrs. Hannah Nugent, the boy’s mother, made the formal complaint.

McCormack took part in the Memorial Day parade in Bayonne yesterday. When he reached his home, he is said to have been in an ugly mood. He got into an argument with the boy, and is alleged to have struck him with a milk bottle, inflicting a bad cut on the head. The boy had the injury dressed at the Bayonne Hospital.

At the time of the Titanic disaster, McCormack was sinking when a woman seized and saved him from drowning. For a time it was hinted that there was a romance growing out of the incident, but McCormack later returned to the city and married Mrs. Nugent.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) SURVIVED TITANIC; HELD FOR ASSAULT (Jersey Journal, Wednesday 31st May 1922, ref: #19559, published 12 September 2013, generated 26th July 2021 04:34:40 PM); URL :