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 Ernest Gilbert Danbom

Ernest Gilbert Danbom

Birth
Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Death 15 Apr 1912 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 8395691 · View Source
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RMS Titanic victim. WPA Cemetery records for Mamrelund Cemetery indicates the following:

Ernest Danbom born 26 Oct 1877, died 15 April 1912, and is buried in the Mamrelund Cemetery. Died April 15, 1912, in the RMS Titanic disaster, his remains were recovered from the ocean. "Nearer my God to Thee" is on the headstone.

Web site www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/bio/p/3rd/danbom-eg.shtml indicates the following:

Ernst Gilbert Danbom, 34, was born in America on 26 Octber 1877, the son of Augusta Danbom. He had five siblings.
Ernst was a farmer and emigrant recruiter for White Star from Stanton, (Montgomery County), Iowa. He was married to Anna Sigrid Maria Brogren on 30 November 1910, and they made a one year honeymoon trip to Sweden, where their son, Gilbert was born. Ernst got commission money from White Star for emigrants he recruited and he had quite a lot of cash when he left Sweden. It was meant that the family could eventually settle in Ernst's fruit farm in Turlock, California.

The Danbom family boarded RMS Titanic at Southampton, England with his wife and son, Alfrida and Gilbert, and Anders Andersson and family along with Anna Nysten who was the only survivor of the company. However, every one of them reached the boat deck where Anna Nysten told that she had seen the Andersson family. Only Ernst's body was found. On the body was found $276 cash and $30 gold. Ernst's body was brought to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and sent to Stanton to be buried by his brother.

Mamrelund Cemetery is just outside the small community of Stanton, Scott Township, Montgomery County, Iowa. A large number of Swedes settled in that town and township prior to 1900 and Mr. Danbom was a part of the community.


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  • Created by: Dann Mullen
  • Added: 17 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8395691
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Gilbert Danbom (26 Oct 1877–15 Apr 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8395691, citing Mamrelund Cemetery, Stanton, Montgomery County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Dann Mullen (contributor 8561572) .