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Lusitania Passenger Lists, Crossing 202, departing New York City on 1 May 1915

Lusitania Crew Lists, Crossing 202, departing New York City on 1 May 1915

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During the time of the Lusitania, Cunard termed first class “saloon” and termed second class “second cabin” on their ships.  This site follows the nomenclature of the times for the passenger manifests or passenger lists.

The list contains the names of four people who died soon after the disaster, one came on the official list of dead, but died later than the other three, so all four on the lists are saved.

  • Clarke, Mr. Alfred Russell.
  • McKetchan, Master Campbell, died on 15 September 1915 (He was on the official list among the victims).
  • Plank, Mrs. Harriet, died on 31 July 1915.
  • Knight, Mr. Charles, died of blood poisoning ten days after the disaster.

This site also assigns passenger citizenship by the national borders of 1915, so many Poles and Finns will be listed as “Russian” and Irish, Canadians, and Australians listed as “British.”  Most of those listed as Russian would have been either Polish or Jewish. Very few Russians traveled to the United States during this time period.

Pertaining to couples and families:

  • Newlywed nationalities are listed as to where man and wife were from before their marriage. Therefore, Leslie Mason would be listed as American even though her husband Stewart was English.
  • If there is insufficient information for all members of a family, that information will usually fall under the biographical entry for the patriarch.

Both are, admittedly, imperfect systems.

Contributors:
Steve Duke, Australia
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Jim Kalafus, USA
Paul Latimer
Mike Poirier, USA
Craig Stringer
Judith Tavares
Hildo Thiel, The Netherlands
Jean Richards Timmermeister, USA
Geoff Whitfield, UK

References:
Ballard, Robert D. and Spencer Dunmore.  Exploring the Lusitania.  Warner Books, 1995.

Hickey, Des and Gus Smith.  Seven Days to Disaster.  G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1981.

Holbourn, Ian B. Stoughton.  The Isle of Foula and “Memoir” by Marion C. Holbourn.  Johnson & Greig, 1938.  Reprinted, Birlinn Books, 2001.

Kalafus, Jim and Michael Poirier (2005) Lest We Forget : Part 1 ET Research. <http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/lusitania-lest-we-forget.html>

Kalafus, Jim and Michael Poirier (2005) Lest We Forget Part 2:  As the Lusitania Went Down ET Research. <http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/lusitania-lest-we-forget-2.html>

Layton, J. Kent.  Lusitania:  An Illustrated Biography of the Ship of Splendor.  Lulu Press, 2007.

Mixed Claims Commission, 1925.

Preston, Diana.  Lusitania:  An Epic Tragedy.  Berkley Books, 2002.

Simpson, Colin.  The Lusitania.  Little, Brown, and Company, 1972.

16 Responses

  1. William
    William 20 August 2011 at 18:32 · Reply

    Does anybody know when Michael G. Byrne and Daniel Virgil Moore died?

  2. Patricia Spearing
    Patricia Spearing 4 February 2012 at 11:34 · Reply

    Does anyone know where Isaac Edwards died.He was returning to Wales I think possibly 3rd Class Many thanks

    1. Romeo Tambini
      Romeo Tambini 22 May 2012 at 15:34 · Reply

      Dear Ms.Spearing,

      If the Isaac Edwards you enquire after came originally from the S.Wales mining village of Gilfach Goch, then it is possible that my late mother was his half sister.

      If this is the person you enquire about please contact me.

    2. Andrew Tambini
      Andrew Tambini 22 May 2012 at 17:21 · Reply

      Hello Ms Spearing,

      I am sending this reply on behalf of my Uncle. Was the Isaac Edwards you are asking about originally from Gilfach Goch? If yes, then he was my paternal Grandmothers half brother.If this is the case, would it be possible to contact you direct by email? My Uncle, Romeo Tambini, is keen to learn about Isaac.
      Looking forward to hearing from you,

      Best Wishes,
      Andrew Tambini

      1. patricia spearing
        patricia spearing 16 July 2012 at 13:56 · Reply

        Hi
        Nice to hear from you, Be happy to pass on any info.

        Regards Patricia

  3. kathryn clark
    kathryn clark 14 April 2012 at 13:17 · Reply

    My great grandfather went down on the Lusitania. His name was Ernest James Burke.

  4. patricia spearing
    patricia spearing 16 July 2012 at 14:31 · Reply

    Hi That is the same Isaac. He was 28 returning to Gilfach from America
    on the Lusitania.Be Happy to share any information with you but dont know how to contact you.

    Regards Patricia

  5. Patricia Spearing
    Patricia Spearing 18 July 2012 at 17:59 · Reply

    My email is: patrica@patrica7.orangehome.co.uk
    Please feel free to email me.
    Regards

  6. Patricia Spearing
    Patricia Spearing 18 July 2012 at 18:01 · Reply

    My email is: patriciaspearing@gmail.com
    Please feel free to email me.
    Regards

  7. Catherine Tarmey
    Catherine Tarmey 10 September 2012 at 13:23 · Reply

    My Granmothers’ Mother Annie Burke had a brother Ernest James Burke (my Great Uncle) who boarded the Lusitania at Rhode Island. He travelled third class and went down on that fateful day. I have a family photo with him on. I travelled to the Liverpool Maritime museum and have seen his name on the ships’ records.

  8. Veronica Bagnall
    Veronica Bagnall 1 December 2013 at 00:38 · Reply

    My Name is Veronica Bagnall , My Grandfather Tom McCormack was a suvivor of the Lusitania.
    He never talked about it very much during his early years, Then just after his 70th Birthday there was an interview arranged with a Local Kiladre newspaper, he was 30 years old on that fateful day in 1915.
    I hold the story of the Lusitiania very deep within me, my story indeed had a happy ending. But I can say with hand in heart, I think of this tragic day in history and the Muder of all these innocent people regularly.
    May they all rest peacefully.
    See Kildare.ie Tom McCormack Lusitiania.

  9. Kathryn Clark
    Kathryn Clark 20 January 2014 at 17:14 · Reply

    My Great Grandfather did not survive. His name was Ernest James Burke. I would love to hear more.

  10. Mike Poirier
    Mike Poirier 20 January 2014 at 18:20 · Reply

    Ah yes, Burke lived in RI. His picture was in the local papers

  11. Kathryn Clark
    Kathryn Clark 20 January 2014 at 18:58 · Reply

    Really I would love to see that.

  12. Michael
    Michael 5 February 2014 at 12:28 · Reply

    I am trying to locate anyone who may have information of a mr john foster 1st class waiter who was lost on the sinking of the lucitania, I think he may be my grandfather, he may have lived in watmaugh st everton Liverpool, I would be ever great full for any information.

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