Although she was seperated from 5 month old Asaad on Titanic, they were reunited on the Carpathia!   2 comments

Name: Assad Alexander Thomas/Tannous

Born: Wednesday, November 8, 1911

Age: 5 months old

Last Residence: in Hardin, Lebanon

3rd Class passenger

First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday, April 10, 1912

Ticket No. 2625 , £8 10s 4d  ($12.70)

Destination: Pennsylvania

Rescued in lifeboat #16

Disembarked Carpathia: Thursday, April 18, 1912

Died: Friday, June 12, 1931

Assad Alexander Thomas, 5 months old, was born November 8, 1911 in Lebanon. He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a third class passenger and was accompanied by his mother Thamine and his uncle Charles.

Assad and his mother were separated during the sinking and Charles carried the baby to lifeboat #16. It is said that he begged for the child to be rescued, and Winnie Troutt took it upon herself to take the child into the lifeboat and care for him. Luckily, he was reunited with his mother, Thamine, on the Carpathia!

Assad died June 12, 1931.

 

UPDATE:

I received a message from the descendants of this family, informing me that Thamine and Assad were reunited on the decks of the Carpathia.  I had originally had Asaad listed as an orphan, but I am happy to report this is not so.  Thank you for the update, Mr. Fedorchak.

Peter Fedorchak commented

Actually this statement is untrue. I am a descendent of Thelma   or Thamine Tannous, anglecized to Thomas. She was Assad’s mother and they   were reunited on the Carpathia. She had the same ticket number of Assad 2625   and lived till she was 78 years old passing in 1974. Assad unfortunately passed   at an early age when he was 20 yrs old.

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Posted April 6, 2012 by Joni in Uncategorized

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  1. Actually this statement is untrue. I am a descendent of Thelma or Thamine Tannous, anglecized to Thomas. She was Assad’s mother and they were reunited on the Carpathia. She had the same ticket number of Assad 2625 and lived till she was 78 years old passing in 1974. Assad unfortunately passed at an early age when he was 20 yrs old.

    • Thank you for the information! I will update the post. My research must have not mentioned this, or it was flat out wrong. I appreciate you taking the time to send me the correct information.

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