Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little

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Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little (Abelseth)

Also Known As: "Kalla Little"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Abelseth, Ørskog, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Death: July 27, 1969 (73)
Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Kristian Nilssen Abelseth and Nikoline Petrine Asmundsdatter Abelseth
Wife of Harry Sylvester Little
Mother of Phyllis Kalla Fabri; Norman Harry Little; Francis Clarence Little; Wanda Mae Martin and Iris Ellen Roeder
Sister of Bertha Karolyn Rønneberg; Lisa Abelseth; Louise Abelseth; Nils Abelseth and Lauritz Abelseth

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About Karen Marie Kristiansdatter Little

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.


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

September 14, 1895
Ørskog, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
February 9, 1917
Age 21
Goldfield, Esmeralda County, NV, USA
August 26, 1918
Age 22
Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, United States
September 7, 1920
Age 24
Yerington, Lyon County, Nevada, United States
Age 26
Nevada, United States
November 4, 1924
Age 29
Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, United States
July 27, 1969
Age 73
Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, USA