Titanic - Washington State Connections
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Two passengers are listed on the Titanic as being residents of Washington State, with 13 passengers listing their destination as Washington and one of the survivors who settled here as being buried in Washington.
Mr Johan Werner Salonen
Mr Johan Werner Salonen, 39, boarded the Titanic in Southampton. He was travelling to Aberdeen, Washington with Manta Nieminen. Johan Salonen had paid 553 Fmk ($106/£21 16s) for his ticket including train to Aberdeen.
Mr Salonen's body was never found, £50 in compensation was paid to his relatives.
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0
Leif Snellman, Finland
Mr Hugh Roscoe Rood
Mr Hugh Roscoe Rood was born on 23rg April 1873.
Rood and his wife made their home in Seattle, where he was vice president of the Pacific Creosotin Company.
They were in Paris when Mr Rood booked a single passage on the Titanic for a business trip to Nw York. Mrs Rood and her maid were to follow on another vessel. Rood boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger (ticket number 113767, £50), he occupied cabin A-32.
He died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
After the disaster, Mrs. Rood tried in vain to find any survivors who recalled seeing her husband on board the Titanic.
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Hermann Söldner (ed.) (2000) RMS Titanic: Passenger and Crew List 10 April 1912-15 April 1912. ä wie Ärger Verlag.
The entire list can be viewed at Encyclopedia Titanica.
Findmypast.com has the images of the Titanic passenger lists online, free of charge, for a limited time. There are 27 pages of images for Southampton and 7 pages for Queenstown. These images are from the National Archives UK.
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On April 14, 2007 – 95 years to the day the Titanic struck the iceberg that sent it to the ocean floor – the Royal BC Museum launches a six-month presentation of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. April 14 to October 14, 2007.