About Frans Olof Carlsson
Mr Frans Olof Carlsson
- Born: Sunday 29th September 1878
- Age: 33 years
- Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 695 , £5
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Frans Olof Carlsson, 33, was born 29 September 1878 the son of the late skipper and farmer Karl Magnus Nilsson from Berga, Arvika, Sweden. He had a sister and an aunt in Arvika, Sweden and a half-sister in Brooklyn, Mrs Caroline Carlsson. Carlsson worked as a boat skipper and lived in New York.
Carlsson had got his captain's papers in New York. In April 1912 he was first mate on the liner St Louis but because of the coal strike the ship was stuck in Southampton so the company gave him a first class ticket back to New York on Titanic.
Carlsson died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified. Land that he owned in Elmhurst, Long Island went to his heirs.
References Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Acknowledgements Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden Contributors Leif Snellman, Finland