Elin Hakkarainen

Jul 14, 2012
Hi everyone

I was intrigued to read in Ohio Woman Lost Bridegroom: Lima News that among the things Elin Hakkarainen remembered from the sinking of Titanic were "the mother who left her seven children asleep in their cabin . . . "

Given that she was in lifeboat 15, I did a quick scan and the only woman in that boat who I could find, who might be close to the description was Selma Asplund, who had five children, 3 of whom were lost.

Of course, the report may be inaccurate or the woman with children might not have been on lifeboat 15. Does anyone know any more about this particular person? Thanks.