Mrs Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (née Johansson)

Selma Asplund

Mrs Carl Asplund (Selma Augusta Emilia Johansson), 38, was born on 10 October 1873. The wife of Carl Asplund she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger with Carl and their children: Filip Oscar, Clarence Gustaf Hugo, Carl Edgar, Lillian Gertrud and Edvin Rojj Felix. They were travelling from Alseda village, Småland, Sweden to 151 Vernon St. Worcester Massachusetts.

Selma, Lilian and Felix were rescued in lifeboat 15 but the rest of the family perished.

In Worcester a collection was started after the disaster for Selma and her children from which Selma would receive a monthly sum.

Selma died on 15 April 1964, the 52nd anniversary of the sinking. Selma's sister Elin Carlson died in 1966 at the age of 91.


Mrs. Asplund with her children, Lillian and Felix in May 1912. Lillian is the older of the two children and is standing on the left. Felix is sitting on his mother's lap.

 

Pictures

Carl & Selma Asplund
Lillian, Selma and Felix Asplund 1912
 

Articles and Stories

Worcester Telegram (1964) 
Worcester Telegram (1912) 
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Worcester Telegram (1912) 
Worcester Evening Gazette (1912) 
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Worcester Evening Post (1912) 
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Worcester Evening Gazette (1912) 
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Credits

Michael A. Findlay, USA
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

References and Sources

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate of Death
Worcester Telegram, 17 April 1964, Obituary
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #651, updated 27th August 2017 04:12:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/selma-augusta-emilia-asplund.html

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