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Olaf Elon Osén

Mr Olof Elon Osén, 16, was born 24 September 1895 the son of Erik Olsson Osén and Erika Didia Andersdotter he was from Ön, Hedesunda, Gästrikland, Sweden his siblings were: Erik, Berta, Olof, Einar, Addie, Judit, Östen and Elvin. His profession is unknown.

According to the White Star list he was on his way from Ön to Nils Tilberg, Ethan, South Dakota.1

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger . He died in the sinking, his body was never found.

Olaf Osén came from a poor home, where three children had died at a young age. In 1914 another child Rut was born. The father, a labourer, had a stroke in November 1912 which according to a letter to consulate in London put his ability to work down with 50%. Because of that he was more in need of the support he had hoped from his son. When Olof had travelled he had borrowed 500 Kr, with his father as guarantor and he had promised to support his parents from USA.

The Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to parents 1366.50 Kr (£75) damage claims paid to parents 20 August 1914.


  1. According to the American Senate list, he was on his way to Mitchell, South Dakota which is a few miles north of Ethan.

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Olaf Elon Osén
Age: 16 years 6 months and 21 days (Male)
Nationality: Swedish
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Hedesunda, Sweden
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 7534, £9 4s 4d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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