Miss Agda Thorilda Viktoria Lindahl

Miss Agda Thorilda Viktoria Lindahl was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 19 December 1886.

She was the daughter of Carl Peter Lindahl (b. 1864), a tailor, and Johanna Matilda Carlsdotter (b. 1863) and was the sister of: Carl Gustaf (b. 1885), Velma K. Isabella (b. 1890), Vera Larina Matilda (b. 1895) and Alf Helge Tyko Roland (b. 1903).

Agda's father owned his own business but upon his death in 1904 it was revealed that the company had been on the verge of bankruptcy. The remaining family, near destitute, decided to emigrate and did so in waves. Agda and her sister Velma arrived in the USA on 11 December 1905 aboard the Cunarder Carmania; their sister Vera arrived a year later, and so on, but her youngest brother Helge remained in Sweden. Agda worked in New York as a waitress for a wealthy family and her mother Hanna lived at 20 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake, Franklin, New York.

In 1912 Agda had been visiting her uncle August Lindahl at Apelbergsgatan 34, Stockholm and lived there for several months, with the intention of bringing her younger brother Helge across the Atlantic with her. However, he refused to travel and Agda had to return alone. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 347071 which cost £7, 15s, 6d) and was en route to join her mother in Saranac Lake although, according to the White Star list she was going to Alfred Johnson at 421 East Carlisle Avenue, Spokane, Washington.

Agda died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

The Mansion House Fund paid, via the Swedish consulate in New York, 875.52 Kr (£48) to her mother and her brother Helge in Sweden. Damage claims were arranged through American lawyers but no information of the sums awarded are available.

Her mother Hannah later lived in 1758 Taylor Road in Cleveland, Ohio with her daughter Vera Hutchins. She died there on 2 September 1937. Vera (Mrs Harold Frederick Hutchins, née Lindahl) lived much of her life in Cleveland and had two sons. In later years she lived in Florida and died there in 1975. What became of Agda's other siblings is not certain.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Leif Snellman, Finland

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Link and cite this biography

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