Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little (Abelseth) (1895 - 1969) MP

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Nicknames: "Kalla Little"
Birthplace: Abelseth, Ørskog, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Death: Died in Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Managed by: Anne-Marie (C)
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About Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little (Abelseth)

Karen Marie Abelseth, Titanic survivor

Miss Abelseth was travelling with Olaus Abelseth, Anna Salkjelsvik, Peter Søholt, Sigurd Hansen Moen and Adolf Humblen. They all set sail from Ålesund to Newcastle via Bergen and boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. Karen's destination was Minneapolis although the senate list says Los Angeles, California. She shared a cabin with Anna Salkjelsvik and some Swedish girls.

She slept through the collision but was woken up by Adolf Humblen. When she went out in the corridor the people had risen "and came dragging their trunks". She became very scared. Sigurd Moen had to hold on to her because she was shaking with fright. Up on deck she was escorted by Olaus, Moen and Søholt to a lifeboat (probably lifeboat 16). Moen said to her to be brave, all would be well in the end. Then the boat was lowered.

Karen was some time at St. Vincent Hospital before she was able to continue to Minneapolis.

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Death Notice ~ LITTLE, Karen M. of Inglewood

Survived by husband Harry S. Little; sons Norman H. of La Palma and Francis C.Little of Buena Park; daughters Wanda M.Martin of Inglewood and Iris E. Roeder of Anaheim; sisters Lisa Sandness of Culver City, Bertha Hansen of Southgate and Louise Abelseth of Norway; brothers Nels Abelseth and Lauritz Abelseth of Norway. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday 1 p.m. INGLEWOOD MORTUARY GARDEN CHAPEL, 1206 CENTINELA AVE. (OR 7-8137) DIRECTORS

Source: Inglewood Daily News, Monday 28 July 1969

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Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little's Timeline

1895
September 14, 1895
Ørskog, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
1918
August 26, 1918
Age 22
Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, United States
1920
September 7, 1920
Age 24
Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, United States
1925
1925
Age 29
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1969
July 27, 1969
Age 73
Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Minneapolis.