Mr Ernst Gilbert Danbom

Ernst Gilbert Danbom

Ernst Gilbert Danbom, 34, was born in America on 26 October 1877, the son of Augusta Danbom. He had five siblings.

Ernst was a farmer and emigrant recruiter from Stanton, Iowa. He was married to Anna on 30 November 1910 and they made a one year honeymoon trip to Sweden, where their son Gilbert was born. Ernst had a commission from the White Star for emigrants he recruited and he had quite a lot of cash when he left Sweden. It was meant that the family could eventually settle in Ernst's fruit farm in Turlock, California.

The Danbom family boarded the Titanic at Southampton with Alfrida and Anders Andersson and Anna Nysten who was the only survivor. However, every one of them reached the boat deck where Anna Nysten told that she had seen the Andersson family.

Only Ernst's body was found. On the body was found $276 cash and $30 in gold.

NO. 197. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 40. VERY FAIR AND MOUSTACHE.

CLOTHING - Black overcoat; dark suit; white pleated shirt; black boots.

EFFECTS - Wedding ring, marked "S. B. T. E. G. D., June 6, 10"; gold watch and chain; knife; keys; opal and ruby ring; fountain pen; bracelet; ladies watch and chain; knife; 3 memo books; solitaire diamond ring; scissors; U. S. A. naturalization papers; cheque $1315.70. Security Bank, Sioux City; pocketbook; jewel case; pin; $266.00 in notes; $30.00 in gold.

THIRD CLASS (3) TICKET No. 347080.

NAME - E. GILBERT DANBOM.

Ernst's body was brought to Halifax and sent to Stanton to be buried.

 

Pictures

Anders Andersson, Anna Nysten and Ernst Danbom with family and friends, 5 April 1912
(1912) 
ANDERS ANDERSSON, ANNA NYSTEN AND ERNST DANBOM WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, 5 APRIL 1912
Ernest Gilbert Danbom, Anna Sigrid Maria Danbom, Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom
ERNEST GILBERT DANBOM, ANNA SIGRID MARIA DANBOM, GILBERT SIGVARD EMANUEL DANBOM
 

Articles and Stories

(2011) 
Titanica! (2002) 
THE SEARCH FOR GENEAOLOGICAL DATA RELATING TO THE PALAEO-DNA PROJECT
Chicago Record-Herald (1912) 
 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Alan Ruffman, Canada
Leif Snellman, Finland

References and Sources

White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged. (#197)
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Alan Ruffman, personal communication, 8 May 2002
Des Moines Register, 1 May 1912
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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