Master Harald Skoog was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on 22 August 1906.
He was the son of Wilhelm Johansson Skoog (b. 1872), a mine engineer, and Anna Bernhardina Karlsson (b. 1866), both Swedish immigrants hailing from Skaraborg who had emigrated to the USA shortly after their marriage in 1898. He had three siblings: Karl Thorsten (b. 1900), Mabel (b. 1902) and Margit Elizabeth (b. 1910). The family appear on the 1910 census living in Mountain City, Michigan and his father was described as a miner and he worked at the Pewabic Mine as an engineer
The family decided to return to Sweden around November 1911 which they did but soon regretted the move and made plans to return to America. Having travelled via Stockholm, Göteborg and Hull, the family boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 347088 which cost £27, 18s). Travelling with them were two relatives, Elin Pettersson and Jenny Henriksson, who they had persuaded to join them.
Harald, along with the rest of his family, were lost and their bodies were never recovered.
Gavin Bell, UK