About Thamine "Thelma" Thomas
Mrs Thamine "Thelma" Thomas
- Born: Wednesday 25th December 1895
- Age: 16 years
- Last Residence: in Hardin Lebanon
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 2625 , £8 10s 4d
- Destination: Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania United States
- Rescued (boat 14)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Monday 7th January 1974
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). Thamine "Thelma" Thomas died 7 January 1974. 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) Judith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4
Contributors Michael A. Findlay, USA
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Master Assad Alexander Thomas/Tannous