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Sgt Carl Olof Jansson
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Birth: May 17, 1890, Sweden
Death: Mar. 23, 1978
Wahoo
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA

Was a survivor of the Titanic.

Mr Carl Olof Jansson was born 17 May 1890 the son of Alfred Jansson and Charlotta Svensson. He had four siblings Erik Manstedt (new name after emigrating to USA), Vitalis, Hanna and Ossian.
Carl Olof Jansson was a socialist and an active party of the Labour movement. He had been working as a carpenter for the Eriksson brothers workshop in Írebro, Sweden.

Jansson decided to emigrate, although he did so without permission from the Swedish authorities.
Jansson was woken by the collision and hurried up to deck, he was in such hurry that he had forgotten to put an any shoes. Up on deck he saw nothing and first he thought he would see the iceberg somebody had mentioned to him but it was too late. So he went back down to put on some proper clothing. Janssons cabin was one of those that was fast being filled with water.
Jansson remained onboard until the end and then swam to the water filled collapsible A.

In New York he was brought to the Salvation Army's Cadet School and was given $25 from the Salvation Army assistance committee. He initially settled in Swedeburg, Nebraska and then in Wahoo, a town to the south of Swedeburg. He continued to work as carpenter, but he never returned to Sweden.

He was married Edith Syverson on 3 May 1923.

Carl Olof Jansson died in Wahoo 23 March 1978. His wife died in Wahoo in December of 1978 at the age of 85. The couple had no children. 
 
Burial:
Sunrise Cemetery
Wahoo
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Brianne
Record added: Sep 08, 2005
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Sgt Carl Olof Jansson
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Sgt Carl Olof Jansson
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- Haven's♥Gammy
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014
102 years ago yesterday. "Oh hear us when we cry to Thee, for those in peril on the sea." Thank you for your military service! RIP.
- Haven's♥Gammy
 Added: Apr. 16, 2014

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