About August Viktor Larsson
Mr August Viktor Larsson
- Born: Sunday 25th February 1883
- Age: 29 years
- Last Residence: in Stamford United States
- Occupation: General Labourer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 7545 , £9 9s 8d
- Destination: Stamford United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr August Viktor Larsson, 29, was born 25 February 1883 the son of sheet-metal worker Axel Fredrik Jonsson.
August Viktor Larsson had for four years been working as a locksmith at the Yale and Towne Manufacturing Company, Stamford, Connecticut and lived with Olaf (or Olof) Blomquist at 25 Division St., Stamford, Connecticut. He was married to Ingrid Elizabeth Larsson (née Jonsson) and had a daughter daughter Augusta Frederika Elisabeth. The mother and daughter lived at Eskilstuna, Södermanland, Sweden. Due to his wife's poor health Larsson had recently visited Sweden, he was now returning to America.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger . He died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.
5010.50 Kr (£275) damage claims were paid to his wife and daughter on 28 May 1914. Elisabeth Larsson's father was, according to letters from the Red Cross in New York only able to support himself, and the family was now "in a state of destitution and was in need of substantial, long time aid." The widow's father Axel Jonsson became guardian to his granddaughter Augusta.
References Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Acknowledgements Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden
Contributors Leif Snellman, Finland