Miss Augusta Charlotta Lindblom

Miss Augusta Charlotta Lindblom was born 20 January 1867 in Kattnäs, Södermanland, Sweden.

She was the daughter of Adolf Lindblom and Anna Maria Andersdotter (b. 1828) and had two known siblings: Christina Albertina (b. 1863) and Karl Vilhelm (b. 1873). Augusta grew up in Södermanland and was never married.

Where she lived in 1912 is disputed; it is believed she resided in Katrinenäs, Södermanland although according to the White Star list her address was: "Anna Gustafson, Kannua Karigatan 22, Stockholm". In the same list she is known was identified as "Mrs August Lindblom".

Her sister Christina had emigrated in 1895 and was married to fellow-Swede Johan Anderson (b. 1856) and the couple, who remained childless, settled in Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut. It was Christina who persuaded Augusta to cross the Atlantic and join them where she had many other relatives. She got her emigration certificate 30 March and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 347073 which cost £7, 15s).

According to Swedish survivor Agnes Sandström, who became acquainted with Miss Lindblom whilst aboard Titanic, Augusta was afraid of vaccination and "afraid of everything". According to Sandström, after the collision Lindblom had locked herself into her cabin and went to bed.

Augusta Lindblom died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

Her sister Christina was still living in Shelton by the time of the 1940 census and her husband was working as a caretaker. What became of her thereafter is uncertain.

References and Sources

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

Gavin Bell, UK
Leif Snellman, Finland

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