Master Thomas Edward Peacock

Thomas Peacock, 17, was traveling aboard Lusitania with his mother Elizabeth, who named Thoomas 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 had a sister named Winnifred.  Thomas became a naturalized United States citizen. He attended the University of Arizona. He married Ruby Seaver and moved to Trenton, New Jersey, where he eventually became the General Manager of Trenton Transit, now a part of New Jersey Transit. The couple had two sons, Thomas and Robert, who settled in Greater Philadelphia and Los Angeles, respectively. Thomas Peacock died on 10 February 1966 in Trenton at age 68. 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) Michael Poirier References: "RMS Lusitania." Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Online. Accessed 24 February 2012. <>

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