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Charles Asplund, a former resident of Worcester; a six year old son, Carl, and another son two years old, are believed to have been included among the victims of the Titanic disaster.

Mrs.Asplund and three other children. Felix, 13 years old; Lillian, six years old. And Clarence, 11 years old, are thought to have been rescued, as names that might readily be interpreted as theirs appear in the lists of rescued passengers announced by the steamship company.

Mr.Asplund lived in Worcester 16 years up to five years ago. Having been employed by Spencer wire company.

Mrs. Charles E. Carlson of  193 Vernon street, sister-in-law of Mr. Asplund. Received a letter from him recently informing her that he and his family were returning to Worcester and that they intended to leave England April 10.

The appearance of the names “Selma Aslund,” “Lillian Aslund,” “Canderson Osplund” and “Feiix Aslund”[sic] in the list of survivors, leads Mrs. Carlson and her husband to believe the members of the Asplund family were third-class passengers on the ill-fated liner.

The Asplunds lived at 6 Rodney street while in Worcester.

Mr. Carlson went to New York today in order to be on hand when the Capathia arrived tonight.

No word has been received from Walter C. Porter of 10 Lenox street, senior member of the firm of Samuel E. Porter & Co., last manufacturers, 25 Union street, who was also a passenger on the Titanic.

Walter E. Bigelow of 17 Westland street, Mr. Porter’s partner, went to New York today to try and get some information when the Carpathia arrived.

Mrs. H.R. Davis of 17 Chandler street thinks a friend, Paul Shabert of the Sterling organ company of Germany, was a Titanic passenger.


Lesley Morgan


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2006) ASPLUND FAMILY TITANIC PASSENGERS IT IS FEARED (Worcester Evening Post, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #5192, published 19 September 2006, generated 29th March 2023 05:56:22 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/asplund-family-titanic-passengers-it-is-feared.html