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Nils Leonard Paulson (Pålsson)



Nils Leonard Paulson (Pålsson)
BIRTH 8 Nov 1880 Farhult, Höganäs kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
DEATH 21 Sep 1964 Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
BURIAL 24 Sep 1964 Culvre Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana

Christina Larson
BIRTH Aug 22 1882 Sweden
DEATH AUg 9 1960 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
BURIAL Aug 13 1960 Culvre Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
PLOT Section 7, Row 5


Here's the story of Nils Leonard Paulson (Alma Pålsson):

In the days after the Titanic sank with the loss of 1,517 lives, the Chicago Daily Tribune published an account of how Swedish immigrant and city tram conductor Nils Pålsson discovered his wife Alma and four children had perished in the waters of the Atlantic.

Paulson looked pale and ill when he leaned hungry-eyed over the desk and asked in broken English if his wife or children had been accounted for.

"Your family was on the boat, but none of them are accounted for," said Clerk Holmstrom.

"Paulson's grief was the most acute of any who visited the offices of he White Star, but his loss was the greatest.

"His whole family had been wiped out."

Nils Pålsson, a coal miner, left his home in Bjuv, Skånesouth Sweden, because he was forced out of work by the coal strike of 1909, in June 1910 he emigrated to Chicago with two of whis wife Alma's brothers; where he got a job as a tram (trolley car) conductor

By April 1912 he had enough money to pay for Alma Pålsson, 29, and their children Gösta Leonard, two,
Stina Viola, three,
Paul Folke, five, and
Torborg Danira, eight,
to join him.

They travelled via Copenhagen to England and Southampton where they boarded Titanic.

As the ship began to sink late on 14 April Alma dressed her children in their cabin making sure each had on enough layers to protect them from the cold.

Alma came too late for the lifeboats. She met Wennerström on the Boat Deck near collapsible A; Carl Jansson and August Wennerstrom, fellow swedes, rushed to their aid. Wennerstrom grabbed the smaller children and franticaly looked around for an escape. Wennerström tried to hold on to two of the children as she had asked him to but a torrent of water hurtled up from the bow at that momonet Wennerström lost his gri and all were swept screaming into the sea and all of them died that night; Wnnerstrom and Carl Hannson made it to Collapsible A.

Alma's body was recovered but none of her children was found, found with the four third class tickets belonging to her children Torburg, Paul, Stina and Gosta.

Alma Paulson aged 29 years wife of Nils Paulson
lost with four children April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic"
Torburg D Andria aged 8
Paul Folke Aged 6
Stina Viola Aged 4
Gosta Leonard Aged 2


He married another Swedish emigrant, Christina, in Chicago and moved to They moved from Chicago to Culver in 1946, after his retirement.

He and Christina where they bought a house and resided at 605 Williams Street in Culver and Nils planted four trees in the garden (on Thorn road, just northwest of Culver ) in memory of his wife and children.

After his wife, Christina, died, he moved to Louisiana and lived with his 1st wife's nephew, Edwin Johnson, and his family. He died at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana.

Nils Leonard Paulson (Pålsson)
BIRTH 8 Nov 1880 Farhult, Höganäs kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
DEATH 21 Sep 1964 Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
son of Pål Jonsson & Christina Svensson (Svensdotter)
    Nils Paulson Former Resident, Dies at age 83

    Nils Paulson, 83, 2705 N. 11th Sr. West Monroe, La., formerly of Culver, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Sept 21 at the Sr. Frances Hospital in Monroe following an illness of three days

    Mr. Paulsen was born Nov. 2, 1880 in Sweden, and was married in Chicago to Christina Larson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1960

    He came to Culver in 1946, following his retirement as a streetcar motor-man in Chicago.

    Following the death of his wife, he has resided in West. Monroe.

    Surviving are one brother Sven Johnson, Cadiz, Ohio and a number of nieces and nephews.

    Graveside services will be conducted at the Culver Cemetery on Thursday, Sept 24, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Lenk, pastor of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic church officiating.

    Burial will be made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

    Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Sep 23 - - Sep 23 1964


Meets Sister for frst time in 26 Long years
    Mr. and Mis Nils Paulson of Culver recently returned from a visit with Mr. Paulson's sister, Mrs. Sigrid Tuttle in Woburn, Mass.

    A highlight of the visit was a long delayed family reunion of three sisters and a brother.

    Mr. Paulson had not seen his sister, Mrs. Hannah Agnew of Roxbury, Mass for 27 years and the family reunion brought about many fond memories that had been crammed into the minds of the three sisters and a brother whose ages total 390 years.

    Mr. Paulson's other sister is Mrs. Hilma Tercy of Belmont, Mass. - Oct 3 1951


Married 12 sep 1902 Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Alma Cornelia ( Kornelia)Berglund
Birth 3 aug 1882 Valinge, Helsingborgs kommun,
Skåne län, Sweden Death April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic" BURIAL Fairview Lawn Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
dau of Anders Berglund & Maria Nilsdotter


Children:
    Torburg D Andria Birth 19 dec 1903 Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden); Death April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic"; Body Not Recovered

    Paul Folke Birth 14 apr 1906 Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden); Death April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic";Body Not Recovered

    Stina Viola 19 jun 1908 Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden); Death April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic"; Body Not Recovered

    Costa Leonard Birth 3 jan 1910 Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden); Death April 15, 1912 in the "Titanic"; Body Not Recovered


married by 1917 Chicago Cook county Illinois Christina Larson Petersdotter
BIRTH Aug 22 1882 Höganäs, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
DEATH Aug 9 1960 Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
BURIAL Aug 13 1860 Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
PLOT Section 7, Row e
dau of Peter Larsson & Pernilla Svensson

Christina Paulson Dies In Home
    Mrs, Christina Paulson, 77. wife of Nils L. Paulson, died of a heart attack Tuesday night, Aug. 9, in her home at 605 Wiliams St. She had been ill for two days.

    Born in Sweden Aug 22, 1882 Mea. Paulson came to the United States in 1901 and lived in Boston until 1905 when she moved to Chicago, residing there until she and he husband came to Culver in 1946.

    She was a member of the Macinkuckee Rebekah Lodge.

    Surviving with her husband are several nieces and nephews.

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Easterday Funeral Home where friends may call after noon tomorrow.

    Rev. Harold W. Hohman, pastor of the Grace United Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be at the Culver Cemetery. - Aug 10 1960



Name: Nils Leonard [Nils Leonard Jonsson]
Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Birth Place: Farhult, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Pål Jonsson
Mother: Christina Svensson
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: 689

In Sweden Household Examination Books, 1860-1947
Nils Leonard
Birth: Nov 8 1880 Farhult
Residence: Between 1881 and 1897 Döinge, Farhult, Malmöhus, Skåne, Sweden
Relation to head: Son
Father: Pål Jönsson
Mother: Christina Svensson
Siblings: Johanna jöns Peter, Hilma Sofia, Sigfrid Nikolina
Country Sweden Book Farhult AI22, 1881 - 1897
Province Skåne Location Döinge
County Malmöhus Page 318
Parish Farhult Line 7

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947
Name: Christina [Christina Larsson] [Christina Petersdotter] [Christina Persdotter] [Christina Pettersdotter]
Birth Date: 22 aug 1882
Birth Place: Höganäs, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Peter Larsson
Mother: Pernilla Svensson
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: 745

Sweden, Indexed Marriage Records, 1860-1947
Name: Nils Leonard Pålsson
Gender: Man (Male)
Age: 21
Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Marriage Date: 12 sep 1902
Marriage Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Spouse: Alma Cornelia
Name: Alma Cornelia
Maiden Name: Berglund
Gender: Kvinna (Female)
Age: 20
Birth Date: 3 aug 1882
Marriage Date: 12 sep 1902
Marriage Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Spouse: Nils Leonard Pålsson

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947
Name: Tarborg Danesa [Tarborg Danesa Pålsson] [Tarborg Danesa Nilsson]
Birth Date: 19 dec 1903
Birth Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Nils Leonard Pålsson
Mother: Alma Cornelia Berglund
Father Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Mother Birth Date: 3 aug 1882
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: SCB

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947
Name: Paul Folke [Paul Folke Pålsson] [Paul Folke Nilsson]
Birth Date: 14 apr 1906
Birth Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Nils Leonard Pålsson
Mother: Alma Cornelia Berglund
Father Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Mother Birth Date: 3 aug 1882
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: SCB

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947
Name: Stens Viola [Stens Viola Pålsson] [Stens Viola Nilsdotter]
Birth Date: 19 jun 1908
Birth Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Nils Leonard Pålsson
Mother: Alma Cornelia Berglund
Father Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Mother Birth Date: 3 aug 1882
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: SCB

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1947
Name: Gösta Leonard [Gösta Leonard Pålsson] [Gösta Leonard Nilsson]
Birth Date: 3 jan 1910
Birth Place: Bjuv, Malmöhus (Skåne), Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Nils Leonard Pålsson
Mother: Alma Camilla Berglund
Father Birth Date: 8 nov 1880
Mother Birth Date: 3 aug 1882
Page Number: 0/0
Volume: SCB

Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963
Name: Nils Leonard Palsson N
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Nationality: Norwegian
Birth Date: abt 1881
Birth Place: Farhult, Sweden
Departure Place: Liverpool, England
Arrival Date: 7 Jul 1910
Arrival Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Last Residence: Sweden
Friend: Peter Malmquist
Ship: Cymric

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Nils Leonard Paulson
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1880
Street address: 5857 Broadway
Residence Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Relative: Christina
Relative's Relationship: Wife

Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992
Name: Nils Leonard Paulsson
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Sweden
Age at event: 38
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Year of Arrival: 1910
Date of Action: 14 Mar 1919

Year: 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 25, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_341; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 1425 Name: Nils Paulson [Nels Paulson]
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1881 [1880-11-08]
Birthplace: Sweden
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 25, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Street: Broadway
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1910
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Christina Paulson
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Native Tongue: Swedish
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Motor-man
Industry: Chicago Rail-way
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Nils Paulson 39
Christina Paulson 37
Howard Petts 13
Viola Bushell 42
Kazmir ?Lieu 16
May Williams 26
Perle Hirleman 30

Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 1512; FHL microfilm: 2340216
Name: Nils L Paulson
Birth Year: abt 1881[abt 1883]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Sweden
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Patterson Avenue
Ward of City: 41
Block: 317
House Number: 5011
Dwelling Number: 91 Family Number: 113
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 9, 000
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at first Marriage: 23
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Sweden
Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
Language Spoken: Swedish
Immigration Year: 1910
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Motorman
Industry: Street Railway
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Nils L Paulson 49
Christina Paulson 47

Year: 1940; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: m-t0627-00997; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 103-2380
Name: Nels Paulson
Age: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Sweden
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Patterson
House Number: 5011
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same House
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 12B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 280
Occupation: Motorman
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 5000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 45
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 1800
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Nels Paulson 59
Christina Paulson 57


World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Nils Leonard Paulson
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence Age: 62
Birth Date: 8 Nov 1880
Birth Place: Farhult, Sweden
Residence Date: 1942
Residence Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Relationship to Draftee: Head
Military Draft Date: 1942

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Christina Paulson [Christina Larson]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 77
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 22 Aug 1882
Birth Place: Sweden
Death Date: 9 Aug 1960
Death Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Father: Petter Larson
Spouse: Nils L Paulson

Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1819-1964 Name: Nils Leonard Paulson
Age: 83
Birth Year: abt 1881
Death Date: 21 Sep 1964
Death Place: Ouachita, Louisiana, USA




Sources:

Ancestry

encyclopedia-titanica .org Titanic Survivors

Find-A-Grave

Titanic centenary: Swedish dreams of a new life lost at sea By Eleanor Williams BBC

Titanic: A Night Remembered By Stephanie L. Barczewski

Titanic: Women and Children First By Judith B. Geller

Sinking of the Titanic: World's Greatest Sea Disaster edited by Thomas Herbert Russell & Marshall Everett

Culver's Titanic Connection : The Story of August Wennerstrom, Culver's Titanic Survivor. Kehoe, Troy.
    "The strange and unlikely story of one survivor of the Titanic tragedy and his journey to Culver and Culver Academies, the man whose family's death he came to share, and the impact of his legacy on his children and the Culver community." "Originally aired as part of a newscast on WSBT-TV Channel 22, South Bend, Indiana. Written and produced by Troy Kehoe and broadcast originally on May 29, 2007."







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