About Agnes Charlotta Sandström (Bengtsson)
Mrs Agnes Charlotta Sandström (née Bengtsson)
- Born: Tuesday 8th November 1887
- Age: 24 years
- Last Residence: in Motala Sweden
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 9549 , £16 14s
- Cabin No.: G6
- Destination: San Francisco California United States
- Rescued (boat 13)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Sunday 1st December 1985
Mrs Hjalmar Sandström (Agnes Charlotta Bengtsson), 24, was born 8 November 1887. Originally from Hultsjö, Småland, Sweden, Agnes had been living in San Francisco since 1908. She was married to Hjalmar Sandström, 281 Richard Ave, San Francisco. They had two daughters Marguerite and Beatrice.
Agnes Sandström and her daughters had been visiting her parents in Hultsjö and some friends in Forserum. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers. They joined a group of Swedish passengers led by Thure Edvin Lundström.
On the Titanic she shared cabin with Elna and Selma Ström. She told later that she did not believe it was for real, when she was woken by a steward after the collision but she had gone up to the boatdeck. The Ström family followed Agnes and her children but in the confusion on the aft well deck ladder she lost sight of the Ströms and never saw them again. She stepped with her children into lifeboat 13.
In New Your they were sent to St. Vincent Hospital to continue the trip about a week later. She passed Chicago on 30 April. The Sandström family moved back to Sweden for good in the autumn of 1912. She died 1 December 1985.
References Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Acknowledgements Leif Snellman, Finland Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Miss Beatrice Irene Sandström Miss Marguerite Rut Sandström
Agnes Charlotta Sandström's Timeline
November 8, 1887
Hultsjö, Småland, Sweden
March 23, 1908
August 9, 1910
December 1, 1985