Mr Karl Gideon Gustafsson was born on 9 April 1893 1 in Synnerby, Skaraborg (Västra Götaland), Sweden, the son of Anders Gustaf Johansson and Stina Greta Andersdotter (b. 1857)
He was brother to: Alfrida Josefina (b. 1882), Johan Alfred (b. 1884) and Evelina Charlotta (b. 1888) and lived with his mother 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.