Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Recognition for Titanic survivor

28 June 2013, 08:51

Connecticut - Swedish immigrant Oscar Palmquist survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, only to be found dead more than a decade later in a shallow reservoir near his home in Connecticut.

Authorities at the time attributed his death to accidental drowning, but his family and others said that was unfathomable, considering the fear of water he carried from his ordeal in the frigid North Atlantic.

The matter went no further, and Palmquist was buried in an unmarked grave at a Bridgeport cemetery. This weekend, he finally will receive a gravestone, provided by an association dedicated to recognizing lesser known steerage passengers whose families were often too poor to place a stone.

Palmquist's descendants welcomed the recognition at Mountain Grove Cemetery, where showman P.T. Barnum and dwarf performer Tom Thumb also are buried.

- AP

Join in the conversation on our Facebook page. Also get the latest news by following us on Twitter

Tags us

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?