Mr. Isaac B. Trumbull

Isaac Trumbull image:  New York Herald, May 1915. Isaac B. Trumbull, 33, a United States citizen from Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, died in the torpedoing of the Lusitania.  His body was recovered, #137, and sent back to the United States. His ticket number for Lusitania was 8568, and he stayed in cabin B-1. Isaac's brother was John B. Trumbull, president of the Trumbull Electric Company in Plainville, also of Connecticut. Isaac was married to Bertha V. Trumbull, then 32, and they had a daughter, Priscilla C. Trumbull, then 13 years of age. Trumbull had been treasurer of both the Connecticut Electric Manufacturing Company and the Trumbull Motor Car Company. From and article on page 3 from the Tuesday, 11 May 1915 New York Times:
War munitions are soon to be manufactured at the large plant of the Trumbull Manufacturing Company in Plainville, suburb of New Britain [Connecticut]. John B. Trumbull, President of the company, announced this today, and he and his brothers would be avenged for the killing of their brother, Isaac B. Trumbull, of Bridgeport, who lost his life when the Lusitania was torpedoed.
From the Greenwich News and Graphic, Friday, 14 May 1915:
President John H. Trumbull of the Trumbull Electric Company of Plainville, brother of Isaac B. Trumbull of Bridgeport, who lost his life on the Lusitania, admitted Tuesday that the company is seriously considering the manufacture of rifles and other munitions of war for use by the allies against Germany, thus making possible the avenging of the death of Mr. Trumbull.  The company is in a position to receive large war orders and the acquisition of adequate machinery to accomplish the manufacture of the implements and incidentally to avenge the death of Mr. Trumbell [sic] is being seriously considered.  It has received opportunities to bid upon large supplies of rifles, shrapnel, and other munitions of war.  The cost of the special machinery necessary is now being figured by the officers of the company. Mr. Trumbull regards the death of his brother and the other passengers on the Lusitania as deliberate murder.  He does not believe, however, that the sinking of the vessel is sufficient cause for war on the part of the United States, and is inclined to criticize the naval authorities of England for their failure to have convoys for the ship.

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Isaac Trumbull at the Mixed Claims Commission
Contributors: Carole Lindsay Judith Tavares References: Greenwich News and Graphic, Friday, 14 May 1915. Mixed Claims Commission. Docket No. 273. New York Times, Tuesday, 11 May 1915, page 3.

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