Edvard Bengtsson Lindell

Mr Edvard Bengtsson Lindell

Edvard Bengtsson Lindell

Mr Edvard Bengtsson Lindell, 36, worked at Ramlsa shoe factory and lived at Plstorp No 5, Skogsgatan 7, Helsingborg, Skne, Sweden.

Lindell and his wife Elin Gerda had decided to emigrate to the USA. They got their certificate on 4 April 1912. According to some papers they had a child but that is not noted by register office at Raus, Helsingborg so it is probably a misunderstanding from the papers.

The couple were on their way from Helsingborg to the home of A. Petterson, 10 Smith St. Hartford, Connecticut. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers.

After the collision with the iceberg on April 14, 1912 Lindell and his wife met up with fellow Swedes August Wennerstrm and Gunnar Tenglin. As the ship sank the group struggled up the sloping deck until it was too steep and, clasping hands, they slid back down and close to Collapsible A.

Once the ship went under Wennerstrm and Lindell climbed into the boat. Wennerstrm saw Mrs Lindell in the water and grabbed her hand. Weakened by the cold he was unable to assist her further and after a while she drifted away. During the night according to Wennerstrm "Edvard's hair turned all gray in lesser time than 30 minutes". He died soon afterwards and lost Gerda's wedding ring which he had been holding. Neither his or Gerdas bodies were found, he was probably lowered overboard to make the unstable boat lighter.

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Edvard Bengtsson Lindell

EDVARD BENGTSSON LINDELL

 

Articles and Stories

Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund : Lindell

(1913) 

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND : LINDELL

 
Insurance Claim

INSURANCE CLAIM

 
ECHO OF DISASTER : BOAT PICKED UP BODIES ON BOARD

Cork Examiner  (1912) 

ECHO OF DISASTER : BOAT PICKED UP BODIES ON BOARD

 
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