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Albert Augustsson

Albert Augustsson
Albert Augustsson

Mr Albert Augustsson was born 10 February 1889 1 in Hallaryd, Kronoberg, Sweden.

He was the son of August Petersson (b. 1865), a crofter, and Johanna Andersdotter (b. 1857) and he had three known siblings: Johan (b. 1891), Håkan (b. 1894) and Axel (b. 1900).

Albert AugustssonAlbert lived in Kråkeryd, Hallaryd and worked there as a smith's assistant for some three years. He was emigrating to the USA and travelled from Sweden via Denmark where he bought his ticket for the Titanic in Copenhagen (ticket number 347468 which cost £7, 17s, 1d ). He boarded at Southampton as a third class passenger with his travelling companions Pål Andreasson, Nils Johansson, Karl Jonsson and Olga Lundin. He had some 500 Kr in cash with him and his eventual destination was an address in Bloomington, Illinois.

Augustsson died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

The Mansion House Fund paid 875:52 Kr (£48) to his parents and a further 1908 Kr (£100) damage claims were paid on 2 December 1914. The high damage claims paid seem to indicate that the parents were poor.

Notes

  1. Several sources say 10 October 1889.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Albert Augustsson
Age: 23 years 2 months and 5 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Krakoryd, Småland, Sweden
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 347468, £7 17s 1d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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Documents and Certificates

Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books, London Metropolitan Archives (COL/MH/AD/06/009)

Bibliography

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988) Titanic, Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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Gavin Bell, UK
Claes-Göran Wetterholm
Leif Snellman, Finland

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Albert Augustsson (ref: #660, last updated: 3rd July 2015, accessed 17th October 2021 17:47:25 PM)
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