Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund

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Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (Johansson)

Death: Died
Place of Burial: Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Otto Gustav Johansson and Johanna Johansson
Wife of Carl Oscar Vilhelm Gustafsson Asplund
Mother of Filip Oscar Asplund; Clarence Gustaf Hugo Asplund; Carl Edgar Asplund, twin; Lillian Gertrud Asplund, twin; Edvin Rojj Felix Asplund and 1 other
Sister of Wilhelm Gustafson and Elin -Carlson- Johansson

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About Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund


  • Name: Mrs Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund (née Johansson)
  • Born: Friday 10th October 1873
  • Age: 38 years
  • Last Residence: in Alseda Småland Sweden
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 347077 , £31 7s 9d
  • Destination: Worcester Massachusetts United States
  • Rescued (boat 15)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Wednesday 15th April 1964
  • Cause of Death: Intestinal Obstruction
  • Buried: Old Swedish Cemetery Worcester Massachusetts United States

Mrs Carl Asplund (Selma Augusta Emilia Johansson), 38, was born on 10 October 1873. The wife of Carl Asplund she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger with Carl and their children: Filip Oscar, Clarence Gustaf Hugo, Carl Edgar, Lillian Gertrud and Edvin Rojj Felix. They were travelling from Alseda village, Småland, Sweden to 151 Vernon St. Worcester Massachusetts.

Selma, Lilian and Felix were rescued in lifeboat 15 but the rest of the family perished.

In Worcester a collection was started after the disaster for Selma and her children from which Selma would receive a monthly sum.

Selma died on 15 April 1964, the 52nd anniversary of the sinking. Selma's sister Elin Carlson died in 1966 at the age of 91.


  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Certificate of Death
  • Worcester Telegram, 17 April 1964, Obituary


  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0


  • Phillip Gowan, USA
  • Leif Snellman, Finland
  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Master Edvin Rojj Felix Asplund
  • Mr Carl Oscar Vilhelm Gustafsson Asplund
  • Master Carl Edgar Asplund
  • Master Filip Oscar Asplund
  • Master Clarence Gustaf Hugo Asplund
  • Miss Lillian Gertrud Asplund
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Selma Augusta Emilia Asplund's Timeline

October 10, 1873
December 12, 1898
Age 25
September 17, 1902
Age 28
October 21, 1906
Age 33
October 21, 1906
Age 33
March 19, 1909
Age 35
Age 35
April 15, 1964
Age 90
Worcester, Worcester, MA, USA