© Bob Knuckle, Canada
Mr Simon Sivertsen Sæther, 43, was born on 14 July 1868 in Skaun, Søndre Trondhjem County, Norway, one of ten children born to Sivert Sivertsen Rian and Guru Iversdatter Melum.
Simon was married on 9 July 1909 to Marta Estendatter Snefgul and the couple emigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa where Simon's brother Anders had a homestead and was prospering.
In 1912 Simon decided to join his siblings in America for a visit, intending to settle back in Norway after his return. Simon boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number SOTON/O.Q. 3101262, £7 5s). Since he travelled from South Africa to join the Titanic, Sæther was listed as a British subject.
Simon Sæther died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#32) and buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.
NO. 32. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 30. SYNES, AMPUTATION OF RIGHT FOOT.
CLOTHING - Green coat and trousers; black socks and boots.
EFFECTS - Watch and chain; watch case; pipe and papers; $55 in notes; $4.62 in coins; pocketbook; keys; photo.
NAME - SIMON SATHER.
Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland
References and SourcesRecord of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#32)
Per Kristian Sebak (1998) Titanic: 31 Norske Skjebner, Genesis Publishers