Harald Skoog (1906 - 1912)

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Harald Skoog
1906 - 1912
August 22, 1906
Hällekis, Götene County, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
April 15, 1912
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Hällekis, Götene County, Västra Götaland County Sweden
Harald Skoog of Hällekis, Götene County, Västra Götaland County Sweden was born on August 22, 1906 in Hällekis to Wilhelm Johansson Skoog and Anna (Karlsson) Skoog. He had siblings Karl Thornston Skoog, Mabel Skoog, and Margrit Skoog. Harald Skoog died at age 5 years old on April 15, 1912, and was buried on April 15, 1912.
Updated: June 18, 2022
Biography ID: 93189364

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Harald and his family lived in Iron Mountain, Michigan United States and emigrated back to Sweden around 1910. Decided to go back to Iron Mountain, Michigan
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Hällekis, Götene County, Västra Götaland County Sweden
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August 22, 1906
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April 15, 1912
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April 15, 1912
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Harald Skoog traveled on Titanic with his parents and 3 siblings. The family was lost during the disaster. Harald's body was never recovered.

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Harald Skoog lived 71 years shorter than the average Skoog family member when he died at the age of 5.
The average age of a Skoog family member is 76.

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Harald boarded Titanic as 3rd class with his parents and siblings Karl (11) Mabel (9) Margrit (birthday was on April 14, 1910). The ship struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean at 11:45 pm then sank by splitting in two at 2:25 am. The whole family perished in the sinking. None of their bodies were found.
Titanic Swedish child victim
Name: Harald Skoog
Passenger: 3rd class
Nationality: Swedish
Residence: Hallekis, Vastra Götland Sweden
Death: April 15, 1912 2:20 am
Cause: Titanic sinking (body never found)
Age: 5 years
Harald Skoog was 5 when he boarded Titanic. This photo was taken in 1910. Some months before his little sister Margrit's birth.

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1906 - 1912 World Events

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In 1906, in the year that Harald Skoog was born, the great San Francisco earthquake hit, estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake caused fires that raged for days and between the earthquake and the fire, about 3,000 people were killed and 80% of the City was destroyed.

In 1910, he was merely 4 years old when Angel Island, which is in San Francisco Bay, became the immigration center for Asians entering U.S. It was often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West". Due to restrictive laws against Chinese immigration, many immigrants spent years on the island.

In 1911, at the age of only 5 years old, Harald was alive when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1912, in the year of Harald Skoog's passing, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

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