Oscar Palmquist


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Brian Jackett

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Oscar Palmquist The following announcement appeared in the New York Times, 19th April 1925

TITANIC DISASTER SURVIVOR DROWNS IN A SHALLOW POND
Bridgeport, Conn, April 18. -
Surviving the Titanic Disaster April 14, 1912, by swimming for hours in the icy waters until picked up by a rescue ship, Oscar Palmquist of 42 Lenox Avenue was drowned in six feet of water in a pond in Beardsley Park into which he is believed to have wandered. Missing since March 23, Palmquist's body was discovered in the pond today.


Question: It would not be possible to swim for HOURS in icy cold waters of the Atlantic. You would die after minutes?

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Arne Mjåland

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Discussion Titanic passenger lawbreakers.
Why not turn the other way around as well and find out how many survivors were victims to crimes from others?
In Connectitut Post there is an interesting article about Oscar Palmquist April 14 1998. He was in March 1925 found dead in a pond in Bridgeport. At that time police and others claimed it was an accident, but probably was Palmquist murdered.
 

Phillip Gowan

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Hey Jan,
The allegations of murder come from present-day descendants of Palmsquist's brother Amandus and sister-in-law Gertrude. During the Cameron movie hoopla, there was a big feature article (the one Arne mentioned) in Connecticut in which the Palmquist relatives were interviewed and that is when the information really became public although they had been talking about it for years. Supposedly he was murdered by another guy over some woman and tossed into a pond.

Regards,
Phil
 

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