Fr William Lahtinen

Rev William Lahtinen, 30, was probably born in Viitasaari, central Finland. He was married to Anna and in 1912 they both travelled to Finland to help a friend, Lyyli Silvén who wished to emigrate.

William and Anna boarded the Titanic at Southampton. They were returning, with Miss Sylvan to the home they were building in Minneapolis, MN.

After the Titanic collided with an iceberg, Anna had initially boarded a lifeboat, but decided that she wanted to stay with her husband. Miss Silven, however, got in a boat and was rescued. She later told that Anna Lahtinen had looked very nervous, while William had calmly smoked a cigar. Neither of their bodies were found.

The Mansion House Titanic Relief fund records show that in 1914 William's widowed mother, Fredrika Peura a crofter from Viitasaari, Finland received £50 in assistance.

Credits
Juho Peltonen, Finland
Leif Snellman, Finland

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

Articles and Stories

MRS. WM. LAHTINEN DIES WITH HUSBAND

Cokato Enterprise  (1912) 

MRS. WM. LAHTINEN DIES WITH HUSBAND

 
Miss Lyyli Silvéns account

Karlshamns Allehanda  (1912) 

MISS LYYLI SILVéNS ACCOUNT

 
William Lahtinen : Biographical Information

WILLIAM LAHTINEN : BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 
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