Carl Jonsson (c.1887 - d.) MP

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About Carl Jonsson

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/carl-jonsson.html

  • Name: Mr Carl Jonsson
  • Age: 25 years
  • Last Residence: in Kvilleberg Sweden
  • Occupation: General Labourer
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 350417 , £7 17s 1d
  • Destination: Camden Sta. United States
  • Rescued (boat 15)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912

Mr Carl Jonsson, 32, was a Swedish-American, probably living in Huntley, Illinois. He had a brother Andrew Palmqvist in Polar St. New Haven, Connecticut. Jonsson was travelling from Kvilleberga, Sweden to Huntley.

Travelling from Sweden via Denmark he bought his ticket for the Titanic in Copenhagen. He boarded at Southampton as a third class passenger with his travelling companions Paul Andreasson, Albert Augustsson, Nils Johansson and his sister in law Olga Lundin.

Jonsson and Lundin were the only survivors of the company. In New Haven he a later held speeches about how he was saved when the Titanic sank by swimming in a lifebelt to lifeboat A which he suceeded in boarding, actually he was rescued in lifeboat 15 which was lowered from the deck.

The Woman's Relief Committee paid him $25.

References

  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic. Rabén, Stockholm

Acknowledgements

  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

Contributors

  • Leif Snellman, Finland
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