Alma (Berglund) Pålsson

Alma Cornelia (Berglund) Pålsson (1882 - 1912)

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Alma Cornelia Pålsson formerly Berglund
Born in Bjuv, Skåne, Swedenmap
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Died in North Atlantic Ocean - RMS Titanic Disastermap
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Alma (Berglund) Pålsson was a passenger on the RMS Titanic.
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Mrs Nils Pålsson (Alma Cornelia Berglund), 29, was born on August 3, 1882 in Velinge, Sweden the daughter of Maria Berglund (neé Nilsson) and Anders Berglund. Alma had four brothers: Oskar Albert Berglund, Hilding Waldemar Berglund, Axel Ferdinand Berglund and Gustav Gabriel Berglund. Alma was married to Nils Pålsson[1] who worked as a miner in Gruvan, Bjuv, Skåne, Sweden. Following a major strike Nils tired of mining and because the only professions available in Bjuv were miner, brickworker and farm hand he decided to emigrate. On 10 June 1910 he received his emigration certificate and travelled to Chicago. Having gained employment as a tram conductor Nils set about saving enough money for his family to join him. He lived at 938 Townsend Street, Chicago. Also living in Chicago were two of Alma's brothers: Olof (?Oskar) Berglund on 2304 North Spring St. and Axel Berglund, 1725 Kimball Ave.

Eventually enough money had been raised and Alma and her four children Torburg, Paul, Stina, and Gösta left Gruvan for Southampton, travelling via Malmö and Copenhagen.

On board the Titanic Alma got to know August Wennerström. When the ship was sinking it took a long time to prepare the four children and Alma came too late for the lifeboats. She met Wennerström on the Boat Deck near collapsible A. Wennerström tried to hold on to two of the children as she had asked him to but when water came up them Wennerström lost his grip and both disappeared.

Mrs Pålsson and the children boarded the Titanic at Southampton. They all perished in the sinking. Nils clung to the hope that stories about a rescued boy might refer to one of his children. He spent much money and time looking in vain for the boy but eventually Mr Pålsson was informed at the Chicago offices of the White Star line that his family was among the missing.

She was buried in Fairview cemetary in Halifax on 8 May 1912.


  1. In America Nils changed his name to Nels Paulsson.
  • (2017) Alma Cornelia Pålsson Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1108, updated 27th August 2017 01:25:02 AM)


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