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.

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

Newspaper Articles

Worcester Evening Gazette (17 April 1912) Safety of Former Residents of Worcester Causes Worry Among Friends In This City
Worcester Telegram (18 April 1912) Mrs. Charles Asplund and Three Children are Saved
Worcester Evening Gazette (19 April 1912) MRS ASPLUND AND CHILDREN SAFE IN HOSPITAL AT N.Y.
Worcester Telegram (19 April 1912) Two of the Asplund Children are Lost
Worcester Telegram (20 April 1912) Four of the Asplunds are Titanic Victims
Boston American (21 April 1912) Worcester Titanic Benefit :  Aid for the Widow of Victim
Mrs Asplund and her fatherless children
Worcester Evening Gazette (22 April 1912) Worcester Friends Take Up Work of Aiding Titanic Survivors
Worcester Telegram (27 April 1912) Body of Charles Asplund, Titanic Victim, will be Buried in Worcester, Without Expense To Surviving Family
Worcester Telegram (30 April 1912) Fund for Relief of Mrs. Asplund and Her Children is Growing Slowly
Worcester Telegram (4 May 1912) Asplund Fund Totals $1031.25, But Body of Victim of Titanic Disaster Fails To Reach Worcester
Worcester Telegram (6 May 1912) Worcester Theater Concert Nets $800
(1964) Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (Death Certificate)
Worcester Telegram (17 April 1964) MRS. SELMA ASPLUND [Obituary]


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (ref: #651, last updated: 6th September 2015, accessed 2nd August 2021 20:48:46 PM)

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