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Gustaf Joel Johansson

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Bockebo, Skillingaryd, Småland, Sweden
Death: April 15, 1912 (33)
Titanic (Died in the sinking.)
Place of Burial: United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johan Magnusson

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About Gustaf Joel Johansson

  • Name: Mr Gustaf Joel Johansson
  • Born: Sunday 2nd March 1879
  • Age: 33 years
  • Last Residence: in Bockebo Småland Sweden
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 7540 , £8 13s 1d
  • Destination: Cheyenne United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 285)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Friday 10th May 1912.

Mr Gustaf Joel Johansson, 33, was born 2 March 1879 the son Johan Magnusson, and lived in Bockebo, Åker parish, Skillingaryd, Småland, Sweden. His profession unknown but probably farm hand.

Gustaf was on his way from Bockebo to Emil Andersson, Sheyenne, North Dakota. He got his ticket from acquaintances in North Dakota (an illegal but not unusual practice), where he was to become a farmer. Gustaf travelled with Malkolm Johnson, they boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers.

Johansson died in the sinking, his body was later recovered (#285). Among the effects was a diary with Emil Anderson's name and address; the consulate in New York wrote to him and asked for details. He answered, among other things, "Johanson had no relatives here in US and he had never been here before. He was on his way to Sheyenne N.D. I have sent him the ticket myself. Malkolm Johnson, who also died was also acquainted". His belongings, which were sent back to the father, included $26, an empty wallet and a pocket comb with mirror. Gustaf was buried in Fairview cemetery, Halifax, N.S. on 10 May 1912. The Mansion House Fund paid 874.08 Kr (£48) to the father on 23 January 1913. 1366.50 Kr (£75) damage claim was paid to the father 17 August 1914.

Documents Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#285)

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

Acknowledgements Leif Snellman, Finland

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Gustaf Joel Johansson's Timeline

March 2, 1879
Skillingaryd, Småland, Sweden
April 15, 1912
Age 33
May 10, 1912
Age 33
United States