Some corrections: Bernhard Eklund was not Linus' brother, but his uncle - his mother's brother. Linus however did have two siblings, a brother Anders, born in 1903, who died in 1920, never recovering from the Spanish flu, and a sister Karin, born in 1908, who died in 1916. The mother, Augusta, passed away in 1959. All children were born out of wedlock with unknown fathers. From 1921 she was married to an August Jansson, 1858-1936. The closest relatives of Linus today are descendents of another uncle. A brother to his paternal grand father had emigrated to the USA.Professor Glenn T. Seaborg, 1912-1999 (nobel prize 1951 and had element nr 106, seaborgium, named after him in his lifetime), who was born on April 19, 1912 - four days after the Titanic disaster - was a third cousin of Linus. Linus' mother's father's father's father and Glenn's mother's father's father's father were brothers.
Anybody else related to the Manns in Belfast ? Joseph and Mary Mann - 12 children 7 x boys John (Australia) ,William (Seaman) Joseph (Seaman) , Francis 5 x girls Cissie ( married Tom Murtagh) ,Kate (Married Joe McGinnety) ,susan ,elizabeth and Mary
Linus was a fourth cousin of chemist and Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, although Seaborg was about a generation younger and actually was born just a few days after the Titanic disaster, on April 19, 1912. Seaborg would go on to discover or co-discover ten transuranium elements, was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1951, joint with Edwin McMillan, and eventually had element number 106 named after him in his lifetime, as seaborgium.The paternal great grand fathers of Glenn's and Linus' mothers were brothers Fredrik Eriksson, 1775-1851, and Anders Ersson Ek, 1776-1810, respectively. Anders assumed the surname of Ek (Oak in Swedish), which his children changed to Eklund ("lund" means grove). Fredrik's and Anders' paternal grand mother was Maria Pemer, 1691-1779, hence my discovery of their relationship which each others as well as with me.