Anna Amelia Lahtinen

Mrs Anna Amelia Lahtinen (née Sylfvn)

Mrs William Lahtinen (Anna Sylfvn), 26, was born in America her parents having settled there from Finland. She had a brother in Hancock, MI.

Anna boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Rev William Lahtinen. They had been visiting Kemi, in northern Finland in order to help their friend, Lyyli Silvn who was immigrating to America. Now they were returning, with Miss Sylvan to the home they were building in Minneapolis, MN.

After the Titanic collided with an iceberg, Anna had initially boarded a lifeboat, but decided that she wanted to stay with her husband. Miss Silvn, however, got in a boat and was rescued. She later told that Anna Lahtinen had looked very nervous, while William had calmly smoked a cigar. Neither of their bodies were found.

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

Acknowledgements
Juho Peltonen, Finland
Roy Silfven
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Gran Wetterholm, Sweden

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