Mr Matti Rintamäki

Mr Matti Rintamäki, 35, was a farmer living in Kauhajoki, Western Finland with his wife: Anna Sofia. Between 1898 and 1911 they had seven children.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton. He was travelling to Sudbury, Ontario, Canada with Matti Mäenpää, Iisakki Nirva and with Nikolai Erland Kallio.

Matti Rintamäki and his companions were all lost, his body was never found. Later, his widow brought a civil suit in the High Court against the The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company (White Star line) for manslaughter and grave neglect. The case was heard on 24 January 1913 and was settled with a paymnt of £375 in compensation. Matti was his family's only support, and earned, according to his widow, 1500 Fmk ($287/£59 3s) a year.

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic, Rabén, Stockholm.

Leif Snellman, Helsinki, Finland

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