Lyyli Karoliina Silvén

Miss Lyyli Karoliina Silvén

Lyyli Silven

Miss Lyyli Karoliina Silvén, 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.  She then moved to San Francisco.

She married Otto W. Mailanen (1887-1967) and they had a daughter Anna J. Mailanen (born 1913) and she died in California 1974.

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Credits
Juho Peltonen, Finland
Leif Snellman, Finland

Pictures

Grave of Lyyli Karoliina Silvén

(2002) 

GRAVE OF LYYLI KAROLIINA SILVéN

 

Articles and Stories

Miss Lyyli Silvéns account

Karlshamns Allehanda  (1912) 

MISS LYYLI SILVéNS ACCOUNT

 
She Escaped from the Titanic

Issaquah Press  (1963) 

SHE ESCAPED FROM THE TITANIC

 
Biographical Information

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 
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    (2014) Lyyli Karoliina Silvén Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #566, accessed 2nd September 2014 10:17:29 PM)

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