Miss Wendla Maria Heininen

Miss Wendla Maria Heininen was born on 7 June 1888. 

A single woman from Turku, Finland, she was travelling to New York City. She boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger .

Miss Heininen lost her life in the disaster, a few days a female body was pulled from the sea by crew members of the cable ship MacKay Bennett.

The unidentified body was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, NS the plain stone bearing just a number and the date of death. Recent research enabled the name of victim #8 to be postively identified and the name was added to the stone. Wendla Maria Heininen's relatives received £50 in compensation for their loss.

 

Pictures

Morgue photo of Wendla Maria Heininen
MORGUE PHOTO OF WENDLA MARIA HEININEN
The newly identified grave of Wendla Maria Heininen
THE NEWLY IDENTIFIED GRAVE OF WENDLA MARIA HEININEN
 

Credits

Gavin Bell, UK
Leif Snellman, Finland

References and Sources

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew S.S. Titanic (#8)
List of Bodies Unidentified and Disposition of Same (#8)
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

(2018) Wendla Maria Heininen Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #869, updated 12th October 2018 19:38:50 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/wendla-maria-heininen.html

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