Mrs Elin Gerda Lindell

Elin Gerda Lindell

Mrs Edvard Bengtsson Lindell (Elin Gerda), 30, was born 25 August 1881 in Raus, Malmöhus County, Sweden, the daughter of Nils, a general labourer b. 25 August 1843 at Raus, d. 3 October 1929, and Johanna (nee Nilsdotter; f. 22 June 1842 at Bärslöv, Malmöhus County, d. 8 September 1928) Persson. Her parents had married 29 November 1865. Her brothers and sisters, all born at Raus, were Edvard, b. 2 July 1870, Anders Peter, b. 22 December 1872, Nils, b. 6 May 1875, and Johan Albert, b. 27 August 1878.

She married Edvard Bengtsson Lindell 21 October 1905.

Elin was married to Edvard Lindell and lived at Pålstorp No 5, Skogsgatan 7, Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden. They were emigrating to the USA and were destined for the home of A. Petterson, 10 Smith St. Hartford, Connecticut. It is possible that they were planning to settle in the same town.

They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers.

Despite briefly reaching Collapsible A Elin died. Edvard held her wedding ring in his hand when she drowned, the ring came to be on the bottom of collapsible A that was not taken up by Carpathia. It was found by crew from the Oceanic 13 May 1912. In a long exchange of letters with ministry for foreign affairs, Swedish consulate and White Star Line it's identity was verified. First White Star said it should go to Gerda but finally realized it had to go to the nearest relative, her father. He, Nils Persson in Gantorfta finally got the ring but was requested to show proof of his right to it. Gerda's body was never found.

The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to the parents. 1366.50 Kr (£75) damage claims paid to parents 29 May 1914.

 

 

Pictures

Elin Gerda Lindell Photograph
 

Articles and Stories

Cork Examiner (1912) 
 

Credits

Peter Engberg, Sweden
Günter Bäbler, Switzerland

Link and cite this biography

(2018) Elin Gerda Lindell Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #980, updated 18th February 2018 09:30:32 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/elin-gerda-lindell.html

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