Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson

Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson

Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson, 37, the son of Maria Lovisa Gustafsson he was born on April 5, 1875. Unmarried, he worked as a farmer in Kejtala, Strmfors (Ruotsinpyht), near Lovisa, Southern Finland.

Vilhelm had previously visited the USA but had returned to Finland. Now, Vilhelm Gustafsson and his brother Birger were offered construction work in USA by their brother in law, Karl Alfred Backstrm whom they had known before he married their sister Mathilda.

They traveled from Hang to Hull on the Polaris and boarded the Titanic at Southampton

Karl, Birger and Vilhelm were lost in the sinking. Vilhelm's body was recovered (#98) and buried at sea. His relatives later received 75 in compensation.

NO. 98 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE 35 - HAIR, BLACK

CLOTHING - Dark suit; grey socks; shirt; "A.W.C." on pants.

EFFECTS - Watch and chain; knife; comb; silver chain; keys; purse containing $21.00 and coins; four bills.

THIRD CLASS TICKET No. 1275
NAME - ANVERS GUSTAFSON

References
Claes-Gran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew SS Titanic (#98)

Acknowledgements
Leif Snellman, Finland

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