Mr Thomas Drake Martinez Cardeza, 36, was a wealthy banker from Germantown, PA.
He was married to Mary B M Racine, born 27 March 1880 in Besançon, France, who had emigrated to America in 1883.
He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with his mother Charlotte Cardeza and his manservant Gustave Lesueur. They occupied one of the two most luxurious suites on board (B51/3/5, ticket 17755, £512, 6s).
Mr Cardeza, his mother and the servants were rescued in lifeboat 3
During the first world war, Thomas worked as a diplomat (assistant commissioner) in Vienna, Austria-Hungary and his wife Marie made many trips across the Atlantic to visit him.
His wife Mary Racine Cardeza died in 1943 and Thomas Cardeza died on 6 June 1952. He was buried beside his mother at West Laurel Hill Cenetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
© Michael A. Findlay, USA