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Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson

Also Known As: "Ruotsinpyhtää/Strömfors Finland"
Birthplace: Svenskby, Strömfors, Finland
Death: Died in TITANIC at sea
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 98)
Place of Burial: at SEA
Immediate Family:

Son of Karl Frerik Gustafsson and Maria Lovisa Gustafsson
Brother of Emilia Sofia Gustafsson Smeds; Mathilda Gustafsson Smeds; Karl Viktor Gustafsson; Maria Mathilda Backström; Edla Kristina Gustafsson Smeds and 4 others

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About Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson


  • Name: Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson
  • Born: Monday 5th April 1875
  • Age: 37 years
  • Last Residence: in Ruotsinphyhtää Finland
  • Occupation: General Labourer
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 3101276 , £7 18s 6d
  • Destination: New York City New York United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 98)
  • Buried: at Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1912.

Mr Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson, 37, the son of Karl Fredrik Gustafsson and Maria Lovisa Gustafsson he was born on April 5, 1875 in Smeds, Kejtala.

Book of baptisms of Strömfors:

Unmarried, he worked as a farmer in Kejtala.

Vilhelm had previously visited the USA but had returned to Finland. Now, Vilhelm Gustafsson and his brother Birger were offered construction work in USA by their brother in law, Karl Alfred Backström whom they had known before he married their sister Mathilda.

They traveled from Hangö to Hull on the Polaris and boarded the Titanic at Southampton

Karl, Birger and Vilhelm were lost in the sinking. Vilhelm's body was recovered (#98) and buried at sea. His relatives later received £75 in compensation.

NO. 98 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE 35 - HAIR, BLACK CLOTHING - Dark suit; grey socks; shirt; "A.W.C." on pants.

EFFECTS - Watch and chain; knife; comb; silver chain; keys; purse containing $21.00 and coins; four bills.



  • Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996) Titanic
  • Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew SS Titanic (#98)


  • Leif Snellman, Finland
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Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson's Timeline

April 5, 1875
Strömfors, Finland
April 15, 1912
Age 37
TITANIC at sea
April 24, 1912
Age 37
at SEA