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Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson

Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson, 37, the son of Maria Lovisa Gustafsson he was born on April 5, 1875. Unmarried, he worked as a farmer in Kejtala, Strömfors (Ruotsinpyhtää), near Lovisa, Southern Finland.

Vilhelm had previously visited the USA but had returned to Finland. Now, Vilhelm Gustafsson and his brother Birger were offered construction work in USA by their brother in law, Karl Alfred Backström whom they had known before he married their sister Mathilda.

They traveled from Hangö to Hull on the Polaris and boarded the Titanic at Southampton

Karl, Birger and Vilhelm were lost in the sinking. Vilhelm's body was recovered (#98) and buried at sea. His relatives later received £75 in compensation.

NO. 98 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE 35 - HAIR, BLACK

CLOTHING - Dark suit; grey socks; shirt; "A.W.C." on pants.

EFFECTS - Watch and chain; knife; comb; silver chain; keys; purse containing $21.00 and coins; four bills.

THIRD CLASS TICKET No. 1275
NAME - ANVERS GUSTAFSO

 

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson
Age: 37 years and 10 days (Male)
Nationality: Finnish
Last Residence: in Ruotsinphyhtää, Finland
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 3101276, £7 18s 6d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 98)
Buried at Sea, on Wednesday 24th April 1912

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Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson (ref: #845, last updated: 6th September 2015, accessed 24th October 2021 00:13:17 AM)
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