Miss Lyyli Karoliina Silvén, 18, a single woman from from Tornio, Northern Finland, (near the Swedish border) was immigrating to Minneapolis, MN with the help of her Finnish-American friends (? her foster/adopted parents) Anna and Rev William Lahtinen.
They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as second class passengers, Lyyli sharing a cabin with Anna Siukkonen.
As the Titanic sank Lyyli saw the Lahtinens standing on the boat deck while the boats were launched, according to Lyyli, she entered the last boat (probably lifeboat 16), but her friends both died.
Upon her arrival in New York Lyyli and Anna Siukkonen were quartered in an Jewish "Welcome Home" on 225 East 13th St.
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Juho Peltonen, Finland
Leif Snellman, Finland
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