Miss Hulda Amanda Adolfina Veström

Miss Hulda Amanda Adolfina Veström 1 was born in Vänge, Gotland, Sweden 11 July 1897.

She was the daughter of Oskar Adolf Veström (b. 28 Feb 1875) and Emma Josefina Fredrika Löfqvist (b. 19 March 1872). She had a twin sister, Johanna Maria (1897-1973, later Mrs Emil Julius Niklasson) and younger sibling Malin Elisabeth (1904-1963, later Mrs Henrik Martin Gösta Dyplin). She grew up in Salmunds, Vänge and her father later emigrated and settled in the USA in 1903.

Hulda boarded the Titanic at Southampton, having travelled via Copenhagen, as a third class passenger (ticket number 350406  which cost £7, 17s, 1d ). She was travelling with her maternal aunt, Hulda Christina Eugenia Klasén, née Löfqvist, to her home in Los Angeles, California and was also accompanied by Mrs Klasén's brother-in-law Klas Albin Klasén and his niece Gertrude Emilia Klasén. Other in the party included: Mrs Sandström and her two daughters, and Elina Olsson and Thure Lundström.

Hulda, along with the Klaséns, died in the sinking and their bodies were never recovered. In the newspaper Gotlands Allehanda (29 April 1912) her mother had the following announcement of death inserted on the front page alongside another for Hulda Klasén:

Vestrom
Courtesy Jonas Söderström

The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to her mother and she later received damage claims of 455.50 Kr (£25) on 12 June 1914. What became of Hulda's mother is not clear. Her father Oscar lived in Chicago, Illinois where he worked as a painter and decorator and he was later remarried to a much younger woman named Anna (b. 1899). He died on 17 March 1940 and was buried in Beverly Cemetery, Worth, Illinois.

 

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Leif Snellman, Finland
Jonas Söderström, Sweden

Notes

  1. Also spelled as Weström is various documentation, including her death notice

References and Sources

Gotlands Allehanda (Sweden), 29 April 1912
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Hulda Amanda Adolfina Veström Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1291, updated 27th August 2017 05:24:02 AM)
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