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Ida Livija Ilmakangas

Miss Ida Livija Ilmakangas, 27, was born 14 October 1884 in Finland.   Her parents were Jakob Olofsson, b. 20 February 1832 at Paavola, Finland, Uleåborgs County, Finland, who had been christened in the Lutheran tradition three days later, and Beata Sofia (nee Johansdotter Palo, b. 20 October 1850) Ilmakangas, who lived in Paavola, Uleåborgs County, Finland. Her parents had married 14 October 1872, probably in Paavola. She had at least one sister, Pieta (Beata) Sofia, and may have had other siblings as well.

Ida Ilmakangas had left Liverpool, England, 22 October 1907 as a steerage (third class) passenger on the steamship Carmania, and had arrived in New York 30 October 1907. She was described as an unmarried servant aged 22 and was bound for New York.

Her mother Beata lived in Paavola at the time. She was 5’6’’ tall, had blond hair and blue eyes. It was stated she had lived in the USA for seven years (it was closer to four, in fact) and had been to Finland to bring her sister Pieta with her to America.

They travelled from Paavola to Southampton where they boarded the Titanic. Both women died in the sinking, their bodies were never found.

The Daily Telegraph fund gave £10 and £100 was forthcoming from another relief fund to compensate the mother for the loss of her two daughters.

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Miss Ida Livija Ilmakangas
Age: 17 years 6 months and 1 day (Female)
Nationality: Finnish
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Servant
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 3101270, £7 18s 6d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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