Mr Karl Gideon Gustafsson

Titanic Victim from Synnerby, Västra Götaland, Sweden

Karl Gideon Gustafsson. He was born 9 (10?) April 1893 in Synnerby, Skaraborgs County, Sweden, to Anders Gustaf, a miller b. 4 August 1840 at Fröjered, Skaraborg County (d. 28 February 1895), and Stina Greta (nee Andersdotter; b. 28 May 1856 in Skallmeja, Skaraborg County) Johansson. His parents had married 24 September 1882.

His known brothers and sisters were Johan Alfred, b. 23 September 1884, Evelina Charlotta, b. 27 February 1888, and Alfrida Josefina, b. 2 November 1882.

He lived at Myren, Synnerby.

Gustafsson was, according to the White Star Line, travelling from Myren to his sister Evelina Johnson at 16 East 64th Street, New York. However, according to information from the Gothenburg police he was on his way to Aberdeen in South Dakota. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 347069, which cost £7, 15s, 6d).

Karl Gideon Gustafsson died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

The Mansion House Fund paid 1057.92 Kr (£58) to his mother whilst she gained a further 1366.50 Kr (£75) damage claims on 6 June 1914. The high relief payments show that the mother was dependent on his earnings.


  1. Some sources say 10 April 1893

Comment and discuss

Leave a comment


Gavin Bell, UK
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Leif Snellman, Finland

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2018) Karl Gideon Gustafsson (ref: #843, last updated: 13th February 2018, accessed 30th September 2020 16:25:10 PM)