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 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, Carl 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.
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
- Several sources say 10 October 1889.
References and SourcesMansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0