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Ida Sofia Strandberg

Miss Ida Sofia Strandberg was born 22 November 1889 in Finström, Godby, Åland, Finland the daughter of Johannes Gustaf (b. 26 August 1854) and Brita/Beata Sofia (née Knutsdotter) Strandberg.

She lived with her widowed mother Sofia (a crofter) in Åbo (now Turku), Finland. She had at least one brother; Gustav Conrad Strandberg (b. 17 April 1888).

She was bound for New York.

Like Karl Ivar Berglund and Alfred Gustafson, Ida travelled from the Åland Islands via Gothenburg, Sweden on the Calypso to Hull. She was therefore initially listed as a Swede.

In White Star's list she is noted as coming from Croyem in Bulgaria and going to Mitral Perdarrichi 709 West Adam street Chicago, while the US Senate list more correctly gives her destination as New York.

Ida Strandberg died in the sinking, her body, if recovered, was never identified. £50 in compensation was later paid to her mother.

A girl, 22 years of age, was lost, leaving a widowed mother in Finland. This Committee sent $50 to the mother, in the name of the brother who had paid passage, and was unable to send, at once, his usual remittances. The English Committee gave £100 to the mother. ($50) - From the Red Cross files: No. 434. (Finnish)


Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988) Titanic, Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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  1. Destinysara

    Destinysara said:

    Is there any more information that has been found over the years? There's really nothing on her.

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Miss Ida Sofia Strandberg
Age: 22 years 4 months and 23 days (Female)
Nationality: Finnish
Last Residence: in Åbo (Turku), Finland
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 7553, £9 16s 9d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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