Mrs Selma Augusta Emilia 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 and Carl Asplund

Carl and Selma Asplund

Selma, Lilian and Felix were rescued 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.



Lillian, Selma and Felix Asplund 1912
Svea  (1912) 
Carl and Selma Asplund
Svea  (1912) 
Carl & Selma Asplund

Articles and Stories

Worcester Telegram (1964) 
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Worcester Evening Gazette (1912) 
Boston American (1912) 
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Gavin Bell, UK
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Robert L. Bracken, USA
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Phillip Gowan, USA
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

References and Sources

Boston Post, 20 April 1912
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
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (ref: #651, last updated: 6th September 2015, accessed 24th February 2021 18:57:24 PM)

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