(Laura Johansdatter Ruud)


  • Born 19 October 1882 - Sørum, Akershus, Norway
  • Deceased 29 May 1914 - Sank Aboard "Empress of Ireland" in the St. Lawrence Seaway,aged 31 years old

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Death

1914 May 29th. Atlantic Ocean: in dense fog and darkness the 3,500 ton Norwegian collier "Storstad", loaded with 10,000 tons of coal, rammed the Canadian 14,000 ton passenger ship "Empress of Ireland" portside and gouged a 25 foot hole into the vessel which sank within less than 30 minutes; at least 1,012 people died (840 passengers, 172 crew)
There were over 1,014 bodies entombed inside the wreck, 134 of these bodies were children most of which were never recovered from this tragedy.

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Halvor Jacobsen 1795-1875/ Oline Jensdatter 1806- Hans Kristoffersen 1814- Mari Gudmundsdatter 1819-
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Johan Halvorsen 1839-1921 Berthe Hansdatter 1848-1938
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Laura Johansdatter 1882-1914