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Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom

Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom
Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom

Master Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom, 4m, was born 16 November 1911 the son of Ernst and Anna Danbom.

The Danbom family boarded the Titanic at Southampton, all three died in the sinking. Gilbert's body, if recovered, was never identified.

Research Articles

Alan Ruffman Titanica! (2011) The Final Identification of the Unknown Child
Identification of Body No. 4 in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax

Newspaper Articles

Chicago Record-Herald (21 April 1912) IOWA FAMILY DROWNS
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  1. Linda Adams

    I have posted some other information about this family under the Andersson thread, as Sigrid Danbom and Alfrida Andersson were sisters. This is a photo of the Danbom family

  2. Linda Adams

    I have found out an interesting tidbit about this family from a member of my family who is more closely related to them than I am. Apparently Sigrid Danbom had a son born on March 3 1905 in Sweden (possibly out of wedlock). His name was Theodore, he was known as Teddy and he was raised in Winnipeg Canada as the son of Sigrid's sister, Susannah Zachrisson. He died on March 4 1930 and it is unknown whether he ever learned that Sigrid Danbom was his mother.

  3. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    Oooh, at last a thread about the Danbom family. I'm not swedish myself, but i live in Sweden in a town quite close to where they stayed when they were here for honeymoon and where little Gilbert was born. The "village" they were in is called "Horn". The first time i read the passengerlist i was chocked when i saw how many people that had died. But when i saw "boy, 4 months" i became really sad. It felt like it was something special about that little child. I thought to myself that i had to find out who he was. I found out his name and then did some research about him and his family. I was... Read full post

  4. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Is there any other information about where they lived? Also is there any thing on Theodore, such as why he died so young?

  5. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    To Hildur, There are information about where the Danbom family lived, but i've found it in swedish.. Maybe i could translate some for you? I've not searched for Theodore yet. If you just give me some time, i'll try to give you some more information. Say, are you the relative to the little finnish boy whos body was found 1912 but wasn't identified until a couples of years ago?

  6. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    First of all, here's a link to portraits of the Danbom family just before their doomed journey on Titanic: I believe that they lived in Långebro that is a very small neighbourhood in Kisa that is in the region of í–stergötland. But they were there only to visit their family. Other than that was that they were moving back to Stanton after their visit, right? I think that's about all there is about their stay in Sweden.

  7. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Yes, Eino Panula was a distant relative of me. Say i was taught Swedish in school, (it's mandatory in Finland, old rules...) and titanic norden site is my friend Maritha's site.

  8. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    Sorry for your loss! Yes, i've heard that in some places in Finland, the people are tought to speak swedish. í„r du bra på svenska? How cool of your friend to start the nordic titanic site! Good job! About the Danbom family. I remember that i've read one letter (on the Internet of course)from i think it was Sigrid Brogren that she sent to her family in Horn, describing their journey to Southampton. It was about them being seesick but having a good time and so on. The language in the letter was original. The had done nothing to change the language, fortunately. And i recall... Read full post

  9. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    I think it's kind of strange that Sigrid had a child before she was married. Was she raped maybe? 'Cause she was religious, wasn't she? It would be strange for religious people back then to have kids out of wedlock. It must have been the reason why she left her son to her sister. Right?

  10. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    Well, no i am not any part Swedish and i live in Helsinki, which is mainly Finnish, apart from Immigrant languages that fill the air. I learned Swedish in school, because everywhere in Finland we must learn Swedish. It has to do with the old reasons, such as Sweden once ruling over Finland. As for Sigrid having Theodore, well maybe she fell in love, but had Theodore before engagement or marriage, and then things went sour and she was left unmarried and with child. It may have been a mercy plea to have her sister take the child, as her sister was married and with family, therefore it would... Read full post

  11. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    Oh Okay..I think it's a bit annoying that you HAVE to learn swedish. It should be optional. Yeah, maybe she went through falling in love and then going through a bitter ending. These things were quite complicated and harder those times. I think she always felt bad about it even if she perhaps was not to blame, but had no other choises. If she lived in our time, then she would not have to let anyone else raise him because of shame and such (if her situation allowed it of course) Linda Adams have relatives that would know about the Danbom family. It would be really interesting to know... Read full post

  12. Melinda Laura Varju

    Oooh Little Gilbert was soooooo cute! ALL of the Titanic's children were sooooo cute! Sorry I REALLY love babies and children. Wow, about Thedore, I didn't even know! I wonder how the little child looked, in 1912 for example. I would have still kept my baby Teddy no matter what. But then again, he would have died with them but still. Best to be all together all the time. At least that's how I feel. Maybe she missed little Teddy, I wonder if Anna Sigrid thought, even in a spur of the moment about Teddy, that his Mommy is going to die. Sad...But maybe the situation was too panicky. But I... Read full post

  13. Hildur Panula-Heinonen

    I wonder if Theodor ever knew that a) his real mother, and b)that she and his baby brother pershed? I really think on that alot and always wondered...

  14. Laleh Taslim

    Laleh Taslim

    Maybe they never told him to protect him from beeing devastated from the facts that Anna was his real mother and that she and his half-brother was killed in that accident. But, maybe they told him anyway because they thought that he had the right to know..

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Master Gilbert Sigvard Emanuel Danbom
Age: 4 months and 29 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 347080, £14 8s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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