Mr Ingvar Enander

Mr Ingvar Enander, 21, was born on 26 December, 1890 the son of wholesale dealer (merchant) Axel Wilhelm Enander (born 3 February 1854 in Borås, Älvsborg's County), and Hilda Elisabeth (nee Bohle; born 19 February 1858 in Gothenburg; she had worked as an inspector for children in foster care from 1903).   They married 11 February 1885 and lived at Olivedalsgatan 1, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ingvar had one brother, Einar, who was born 20 November 1886 at Örgryte, Sweden.

Ingvar borded the Titanic at Southampton with his fiancé Dagmar Byrhl and her brother Kurt Bryhl. Enander was to continue his studies in USA but as neither he nor Dagmar had mastered English, Kurt, who was emigrating to America, acted as interpreter. Upon arrival Ingvar, Kurt and Dagmar were to join the Bryhl's uncle Oskar Lustig at 511 Pearl St. Rockford, Illinois.

Ingvar died in the sinking his body never identified, even after his father wrote detailed description of his clothes: Ingvar wore a blue jacket dress and a gray Ulster, he carried a penknife with mother-of-pearl handle, watch with golden chain, wallet and tickets and a box with valuables, he had placed Dagmar's red slippers he had put into his Ulster pocket.

The parents failed to sue White Star until it was too late.


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Rockford Morning Star (1912) 
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References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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(2020) Ingvar Enander Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #409, updated 14th January 2020 12:13:11 PM)