Alma Palsson was born in Velinge, Sweden; the daughter of Maria Berglund and Anders Berglund. Alma had four brothers. She was married to Nils Palsson. On June 10, 1910 he emigrated to Chicago where two of Alma's brothers were already living. Her and Nils had four children together. Mrs. Palsson and the children boarded the Titanic at Southampton to go and meet her husband in America. All of them perished in the sinking.