Mr Jakob Alfred Wiklund

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© Bob Knuckle, Canada.

Mr Jakob Alfred Wiklund, 18, lived and worked on his parents' farm in Nikolaistad (later Vasa/Vaasa), Finland. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his brother Karl Johan and Anna Sjöblom an old school friend, they were travelling to Montreal, Canada. During the trip they were accompanied by fellow Finn Jakob Alfred Johanson.

Jacob died in the sinking, his body was found by the Minia (#314) and brought to Halifax. His belongings were sent back to his parents and he was buried in Fairview Cemetery on May 11, 1912.

His parents later received £50 in compensation.

 

Credits

Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew SS Titanic (#314)
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Jakob Alfred Wiklund Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1301, updated 26th August 2017 03:05:01 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/jakob-alfred-wiklund.html

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