About Mr Charles R'ad Thomas
Mr Charles R'ad. Thomas
- Age: 31 years
- Last Residence: in Hardin Lebanon
- Occupation: Dealer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 2621 , £6 8s 9d
- Destination: Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Charles P. Thomas from Lebanon boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a third class passenger (ticket number 2621, £6 8s 9d). He was accompanied by his sister Thamine and her son Assad.
Assad and his mother became separated during the sinking and Charles carried the baby to a lifeboat (16). He begged for the child to be rescued and a woman, thought to have been Winnie Troutt, took it upon herself to take the child into the lifeboat.
Charles Thomas was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Notes Some lists give the lifeboat as "D" but if Winnie Troutt was the rescuer it has to be #16.
Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
References Judith Geller (1998) Titanic: Women and Children First. Haynes. ISBN 1 85260 594 4