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.

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

Pictures

Carl & Selma Asplund

CARL & SELMA ASPLUND

 
Lillian, Selma and Felix Asplund 1912

LILLIAN, SELMA AND FELIX ASPLUND 1912

 

Articles and Stories

Worcester Evening Post  (1912) 

ASPLUND FAMILY TITANIC PASSENGERS IT IS FEARED

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

BODY OF CHARLES ASPLUND, TITANIC VICTIM, WILL BE BURIED IN WORCESTER, WITHOUT EXPENSE TO SURVIVING FAMILY

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

WORCESTER THEATER CONCERT NETS $800

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

FUND FOR RELIEF OF MRS. ASPLUND AND HER CHILDREN IS GROWING SLOWLY

 

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

MRS ASPLUND AND CHILDREN SAFE IN HOSPITAL AT N.Y.

 

Worcester Telegram  (1964) 

MRS. SELMA ASPLUND [OBITUARY]

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

TWO OF THE ASPLUND CHILDREN ARE LOST

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

FOUR OF THE ASPLUNDS ARE TITANIC VICTIMS

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

MRS. CHARLES ASPLUND AND THREE CHILDREN ARE SAVED

 

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

ASPLUND FUND TOTALS $1031.25, BUT BODY OF VICTIM OF TITANIC DISASTER FAILS TO REACH WORCESTER

 

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

WORCESTER FRIENDS TAKE UP WORK OF AIDING TITANIC SURVIVORS

 

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

SAFETY OF FORMER RESIDENTS OF WORCESTER CAUSES WORRY AMONG FRIENDS IN THIS CITY

 
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