Mr Gustaf Joel Johansson

Gustaf Joel Johansson

Mr Gustaf Joel Johansson, 33, was born 2 March 1879 the son Johan Magnusson, and lived in Bockebo, Åker parish, Skillingaryd, Småland, Sweden. His profession unknown but probably farm hand.

Gustaf was on his way from Bockebo to Emil Andersson, Sheyenne, North Dakota. He got his ticket from acquaintances in North Dakota (an illegal but not unusual practice), where he was to become a farmer. Gustaf travelled with Malkolm Johnson, they boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers.

Johansson died in the sinking, his body was later recovered (#285). Among the effects was a diary with Emil Anderson's name and address; the consulate in New York wrote to him and asked for details. He answered, among other things, "Johanson had no relatives here in US and he had never been here before. He was on his way to Sheyenne N.D. I have sent him the ticket myself. Malkolm Johnson, who also died was also acquainted". His belongings, which were sent back to the father, included $26, an empty wallet and a pocket comb with mirror. Gustaf was buried in Fairview cemetery, Halifax, N.S. on 10 May 1912.

Gustaf Johanson grave
Photo: © Bob Knuckle, Dundas, Ontario, Canada).

The Mansion House Fund paid 874.08 Kr (£48) to the father on 23 January 1913. 1366.50 Kr (£75) damage claim was paid to the father 17 August 1914.




Gustaf Joel Johansson


Leif Snellman, Finland

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#285)
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Gustaf Joel Johansson Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #901, updated 25th August 2017 15:06:02 PM)

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