Mr August Viktor Larsson

Mr August Viktor Larsson, 29, was born 25 February 1883 the son of sheet-metal worker Axel Fredrik Jonsson.

August Viktor Larsson had for four years been working as a locksmith at the Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company, Stamford, Connecticut and lived with Olaf (or Olof) Blomquist at 25 Division St., Stamford, Connecticut. He was married to Ingrid Elizabeth Larsson (née Jonsson) and had a daughter daughter Augusta Frederika Elisabeth. The mother and daughter lived at Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden. Due to his wife's poor health Larsson had recently visited Sweden, he was now returning to America.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger . He died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

5010.50 Kr (£275) damage claims were paid to his wife and daughter on 28 May 1914. Elisabeth Larsson's father was, according to letters from the Red Cross in New York only able to support himself, and the family was now "in a state of destitution and was in need of substantial, long time aid." The widow's father Axel Jonsson became guardian to his granddaughter Augusta.

 

Credits

Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
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

(2017) August Viktor Larsson Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #962, updated 25th August 2017 02:24:01 AM)
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