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“The Moon is Falling Down”
The Beatrice Sandström Story

There were fireworks the night Titanic sank, distress signals actually. Seated in Lifeboat 13 with their mother, Agnes, one-year-old Beatrice Sandström and older sister Marguerite thought “the moon is falling down!” Indeed, it was the end of the world for many poor souls, but baby Beatrice would live to see another day.

The Sandström trio had been visiting relatives in Sweden and were returning home to husband and father Hjálmar in San Francisco, California. They boarded Titanic among a Swedish party of 10 under the care of Thure Edvin Lundström, 32.

When word spread Titanic had struck an iceberg and was in danger of sinking, Agnes refused to believe it until guardian Lundström appeared. He quickly hustled his group to the boat deck and into lifeboats. Little Beatrice was unaware of the danger, but her mother surely was. As she clung to her daughters, their lifeboat jerked and swayed down the side of the massive ship to an uncertain fate 60 feet below.

On arrival in New York City, the Sandströms found brief refuge at St.Vincent’s Hospital before continuing on to San Francisco. In August 1912, just four months after the sinking, Agnes and Hjálmar sold their house, packed everything they owned and moved their family back to Sweden, where the four remained the rest of their lives.

Beatrice’s first trip back to the United States was in 1988 to gather with other Titanic survivors. She died September 4, 1995, in Östergötland County, Sweden. She was 85 years old and the 10th remaining survivor of the Titanic disaster.

This story is just one of 133 that belong to the children of Titanic. Visit Titanic Museum Attraction and discover them all.


1
1st Class Passenger
Charlotte Drake Martinez
Cardeza
Died 1939
2
1st Class Passenger
Mary Natalie Wick
Born 1880
3
3rd Class Passenger
David Vartanian
Died 1966
4
3rd Class Passenger
Gurshon Cohen
Died 1978
5
1st Class Passenger
Elisabeth McMillan Robert
Born 1868
6
2nd Class Passenger
Irene Colvin Corbett
Born 1881
7
2nd Class Passenger
Lutie Davis Parrish
Died 1930
8
1st Class Passenger
Robert Douglas Spedden
Died 1915
9
3rd Class Passenger
Beatrice Irene Sandstrom
Born 1910
10
1st Class Passenger
Emily Maria Ryerson
Born 1863
11
1st Class Passenger
Charles Duane Williams
Born 1860
12
1st Class Passenger
Kornelia Theodosia Andrews
Born 1849
13
3rd Class Passenger
Juha Niskanen
Died 1927
14
1st Class Passenger
Lucien Philip Smith
Born 1887
15
Asst. A La Carte Waiter
Alphonso Perotti
Born 1891
16
1st Class Passenger
Alexander Taylor Compton, Jr.
Born 1874
17
3rd Class Passenger
Charles Joseph Shorney
Born 1889
18
3rd Class Passenger
Alice McCoy
Born 1885
19
Able Seaman
Joseph George Scarrott
Died 1938
20
Saloon Steward
Alfred Arthur McMicken
Born 1888
21
3rd Class Passenger
Victor Francis Sunderland
Died 1973
22
3rd Class Passenger
Harald Skoog
Born 1906
23
1st Class Passenger
Helen Churchill Candee
Died 1949
24
2nd Class Passenger
Florence Louise Ware
Died 1973
25
3rd Class Passenger
Elin Gerda Lindell
Born 1881
26
3rd Class Passenger
Emily Alice Goldsmith
Born 1880
27
1st Class Passenger
Gladys Cherry
Born 1881
28
1st Class Passenger
Carrie Constance Chaffee
Born 1864
29
A La Carte Ice Man
Adolf Mattmann
Born 1891
30
3rd Class Passenger
Eugenie Baclini
Died 1912
31
2nd Class Passenger
Jane Richards Quick
Born 1878

 
 
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