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Mrs. Thomas Edward Peacock (Elizabeth L. Todd)

Elizabeth Peacock, 48, was traveling aboard Lusitania with her 17 year old son Thomas, who was named after her husband. Mother and son survived the Lusitania disaster and settled in Prescott, Arizona, United States. According to Peacock family history and Liverpool newspaper articles, Elizabeth was about to board a life boat on the "wrong" (port?) side of the Lusitania, when Thomas took her to the other (starboard?) side of the ship to another lifeboat that was safely lowered. Thomas did not get on a lifeboat. Instead, he jumped. Thomas was pulled under water by the sinking Lusitania, but a large burst of air propelled him to the surface where he was able to get into a lifeboat. Thomas became a naturalized United States citizen. He attended the University of Arizona and moved to Trenton, New Jersey. Elizabeth continued to live in Prescott until she moved to be with her daughter Winnifred and Winnifred's husband Jack Mahony in Riverside and Corona, California. Elizabeth died on 14 December 1952 in Riverside, California, at age 85. Winnifred and her husband Jack Mahony died in the early 1990's in La Jolla, California. Contributors: Eric Peacock (great-grandson of Elizabeth Peacock and grandson of Thomas Peacock) Betty Peacock Davlin (great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Peacock and granddaughter of Thomas Peacock) References: "RMS Lusitania." Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Online. Accessed 24 February 2012. < http://www.immigrantships.net/v4/1900v4/lusitania19150507.html>

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