Mrs Agnes Charlotta Sandström (née Bengtsson)
Mrs Hjalmar Sandström (Agnes Charlotta Bengtsson), 24, was born 8 November 1887. Originally from Hultsjö, Småland, Sweden, Agnes had been living in San Francisco since 1908. She was married to Hjalmar Sandström, 281 Richard Ave, San Francisco. They had two daughters Marguerite and Beatrice.
Agnes Sandström and her daughters had been visiting her parents in Hultsjö and some friends in Forserum. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. They joined a group of Swedish passengers led by Thure Edvin Lundström.
On the Titanic she shared cabin with Elna and Selma Ström. She told later that she did not believe it was for real, when she was woken by a steward after the collision but she had gone up to the boatdeck. The Ström family followed Agnes and her children but in the confusion on the aft well deck ladder she lost sight of the Ströms and never saw them again. She stepped with her children into lifeboat 13.
In New Your they were sent to St. Vincent Hospital to continue the trip about a week later. She passed Chicago on 30 April. The Sandström family moved back to Sweden for good in the autumn of 1912. She died 1 December 1985.
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