Edvard and Elin Gerda Lindell

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Hello Mauro - Here is my printout for Mr. and Mrs. Lindell - you may find something new in it?
Best regards - Brian

Lindell, Mr. Edvard Bengtsson. Missing. Died in Lifeboat number A.
Shoemaker of Palstorp No. 5, Skogsgatan 7, Helsingborg, Sweden. Next of kin - Nils Perston, Grantofla, Sweden. En route to - Mr. Ald Pettersen, Smith Street, 10, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Born 31st January 1876.

(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number P. 207. Lindell and his Wife. Parents received a grant of £50.

Insurance claim C91. Life $10,000. Property $250. Claims filed by parent -in- law.

Mr Edvard Bengtsson Lindell, 36, from Helsingborg, Sweden, boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his wife Elin. They were travelling to Hartford, CT.
After the collision with the iceberg on April 14, 1912 Lindell and his wife met up with fellow Swedes August Wennerström and Gunnar Tenglin. As the ship sank the group struggled up the sloping deck until it was too steep and, clasping hands, they slid back down and close to Collapsible A.
Once the ship went under Wennerström and Lindell climbed into the boat. Wennerström saw Mrs Lindell in the water and grabbed her hand. Weakened by the cold he was unable to assist her further and after a while she drifted away. Fearfully, the young man glanced over at the woman's husband but he was already dead.

Lindell, Mrs. Elin Gerda. Missing. Died in Lifeboat A.
Wife of above, aged 30 years, born 25th July 1881. Parents Nils and Johann Persson. Returning from visit to uncle at Apelsbergsgatan, 34, Stockholm. Mother Hanna Lindahl.

(From Monica O'Hara)
Edward and Gerda Lindell. Seems Edvard was holding her hand when she died.
Edward worked in a shoe factory in Helsingborg, Sweden (a busy coastal resort).
Lifeboat Collapsible A in which they were seated, was apparently left to drift. When Gerda died, Edward slipped the wedding ring off her finger and held it fondly. But the shock of losing her was so great that his hair went visibly white, as he sat in the boat bemoaning her loss. Then he died too, still holding the ring. As he expired, the ring slipped out of his hand too. Not wishing to have a boat full of bodies, the Lindells were both tipped into the ocean, by un-named survivors. Later when the boat was discovered, the ring was found in a pool of water. Much correspondence took place to find out who it belonged to, and when they did discover whose it was, it was sent to Gerda's father.
Mrs Edvard Bengtsson Lindell (Elin Dolk), 30, from Helsingborg, Sweden, boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Edvard. They were travelling to Hartford, CT.
Despite briefly reaching Collapsible A the couple died.
 
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Hi Mauro and Greetings Mr Ticehurst!
You may be interested to know that Gerda Lindell's wedding ring (which is a very unusual style double ring - like wedding and engagement bands welded together)is currently on display in the Titanic exhibit that is travelling around Europe. It was seen by over 100,000 visitors during just three months in Barcelona last Summer. It is currently in Porto in Portugal but is moving to Bilbao and then on to Madrid. The ring is on display with a beautiful and poignant life sized photograph of the Lindells in which the ring can clearly be seen on Gerda's finger.
Best regards and Happy New Year
Mandy.
 

Mauro Zungri

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Hello Brian, THANKS very very very much! by all the information. I apologize by my ingles I am of Argentinean and great-grandchild of James Vivian Drew (fleeting of second class) I am to your disposition in which it can serve to you.
Sincere greetings
 

Mauro Zungri

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For Thanks the information Mandy. Four years ago the rest of Titanic arrived at my country (Argentine) and was fabulous. Again thanks! Sincere greetings.