Mr Karl Jonsson was born 12 May 1886 in Loushult, Kristianstad County, Sweden, to Johan (John), a railway worker born 15 December 1850 at Stockhult (he died 23 February 1915), and Ingrid (nee Nilsson; born 3 August 1854 at Vissefjärda, d. 23 June 1947) Nilsson.1
He left Loushult about 1906 and went to Malmö, where he worked as a railway brakeman.
Jonsson was travelling from to Huntley.
Travelling from Kvilleberga, Sweden via Denmark he bought his ticket for the Titanic in Copenhagen. He boarded at Southampton as a third class passenger with his travelling companions Pål Andreasson, Albert Augustsson, Nils Johansson and his sister in law Olga Lundin. The American Senate list gave his destination as Huntley, Illinois.
It was alleged by Olga Lundin that he was found alive in the sea after six hours, drifting on a piece of wood. That story is very likely untrue, since nobody was rescued in that manner. The manner of his survival is as yet unknown.
The Woman's Relief Committee paid him $25.
Exactly what became of him subsequently is unknown.2,3,4