Miss Salli Helena Rosblom

Miss Salli Helena Rosblom was born in Rauma, Finland on 25 February 1910.

She was the daughter of Viktor Rosblom (b. 1871) and Helena Wilhelmina Raula (b. 1872) and was the sister of Viktor Rikard (b. 1894) and Eino (b. 1900).

Her father Viktor had already spent time in the USA, arriving in New York on 5 February 1905 aboard the Oceanic and he spent around three years there before returning to Finland. He left Finland again, this time arriving in New York aboard the Adriatic on 31 March 1910.  From there he settled in Seaside, Clatsop County, Oregon.

It was decided that the remainder of the family would join Mr Rosblom in the USA and she left Finland on 23 March 1912 with her mother and brother Viktor. Her brother Eino did not wish to leave, fearing he was to "go with them to drown," so he remained behind in Finland.

Originally scheduled to travel aboard Olympic, upon arrival in Southampton Salli became ill and their departure was postponed. They eventually boarded Titanic on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 370129 which cost £20, 4s, 3d).

Salli Rosblom, along with her mother and brother, all died in the sinking and their bodies, if recovered, were never identified. Her father had been unaware that they had been travelling aboard Titanic and it was only weeks later that he discovered the truth.

 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

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(2017) Salli Helena Rosblom Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1169, updated 27th August 2017 06:29:01 AM)
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