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Henry Margido Olsen

Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Vollabakken, Bakklandet, Trondheim, Sør Trøndelag, Norway
Death: April 15, 1912 (28)
S/S "Titanic", Atlantic ocean (Died in the sinking. Body recovered)
Place of Burial: Atlantic ocean
Immediate Family:

Son of Ole Iversen Rørosgaard and Eva Gustava Henriksdotter Söderholm
Husband of Larsine Magdalene Nilsdatter Toppe
Father of Mathilde Olsen and Solveig Olsen
Half brother of Karen Marie Olsdatter Rønningen; Iver Henrik Olsen Rørosgaard; Ingvald Andreas Rørosgaard; Olga Sophie Olsdatter Kverneng; Frithjof Olsen Rørosgaard and 6 others

Occupation: Engineer
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About Henry Margido Olsen


Mr Henry Margido Olsen

  • Born: Saturday 22nd March 1884
  • Age: 28 years
  • Last Residence: in Bergen Norway
  • Occupation: Engineer
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 4001 , £22 10s 6d
  • Destination: New York City New York United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 173)
  • Buried: at Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1912.

Mr Henry Margido Olsen was born on 22nd March, 1884 in Trondheim, Norway, the son of Ole Rørosgaard (born 1846) and Eva Gustava Søderholm.

Henry was married to Larsine "Sina" Olsen on 14th August, 1909 in her home town of Bergen. Together they had two children (in 1912 aged 2½ years and 7 months respectively) .

Because Henry and his wife had very little money, Henry Olsen had to borrow to money in order to study for his engineer's exam. After passing the exam in March 1912 Henry gained a position as a donkeyman on the N. K. Nordgren company's S.S. Edda under Captain Meidell which was berthed in New York.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger together with Albert Andersen and Johan Holthen who were also going to join the Edda.

None of the men survived the sinking.

Olsen's body was later found by the MacKay Bennett (#173), he was buried at sea on 24th April, 1912. The effects were returned to his widow.


CLOTHING - Blue suit; green shirt.

EFFECTS - Pipe; silver watch; gold chain; gold ring; purse; memo book.



The Mansion House Fund paid 1817 NKr (£100) to his wife and children on 19 February 1913. Of this 1017 NKr went to Sine Olsen and 800 to the children. 2205 NKr ($625.75) damage claims were paid 16 May 1916, and 607.50 NKr ($168.75) paid 25 January 1917 with a further payment of 25.41 NKr made on 18 January 1928.

Notes 1. The younger daughter, Solveig, died in the Summer of 2000.

References Per Kristian Sebak (1998) Titanic: 31 Norske Skjebner, Genesis Publishers Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Acknowledgements Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden Per Kristian Sebak, Norway

Contributors Leif Snellman, Finland Steinar Sletbak, Norway Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mr Albert Karvin Andersen Mr Johan Martin Holthen

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Henry Margido Olsen's Timeline

March 22, 1884
Sør Trøndelag, Norway
November 18, 1909
Age 25
Hordaland, Norway
September 24, 1911
Age 27
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
April 15, 1912
Age 28
S/S "Titanic", Atlantic ocean
April 24, 1912
Age 28
Atlantic ocean