Mr Alexander Oskar Holverson, 42, was born 2 October 1869 (1).
A resident of New York City, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton, as a first class passenger, with his wife Mary (ticket number 113789, £52).
Boston Daily Globe, 16th April 1912
(Courtesy: Jeffrey Kern, USA)
Mr Holverson died in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#38).
NO. 38. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE. 45.
CLOTHING - Black overcoat; grey suit; black and grey necktie; blue shirt; green pyjamas with black stripe; underclothes; patent leather shoes; four gold teeth, top left, and five below left.
EFFECTS - Gold watch with black beetle in case; silver card case; fountain pen; trinket case containing five scarf pens, watch chain, gold tie clip, gold mother of pearl cuff links, and studs to match, solitaire diamond ring, one other set cuff links; one unmounted stone; smoked glasses; pocketbook; 12s., 2 keys; knife; two £5 notes; letter of credit for $5000, No. 7710, by Kountze Bros., N. Y.
NAME - A. 0. HOLVERSON.
The body was delivered to H. T. Holverson, of Alexandria Minnesota and forwarded to New York on 1 May 1912.
The Titanic disaster was not remembered on the Holverson tombstone at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. Mary Holverson simply had her husband's dates inserted above her own on their shared grave:
© Michael A. Findlay, USA
Some sources say 2nd October 1867.
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects (#38)
Boston Daily Globe, 16th April, 1912
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia)
Jeffrey Kern, USA
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Articles and Stories
New York Times (1912)
Unidentified Newspaper (1912)
Boston Daily Globe (1912)