Eureka! I have discovered a the passenger list for Fritz Olson. I confirmed that this is our Fritz Olson because Carla Ingrid Maria Edberg also traveled upon this same steamer. Here is what this passenger list reveals:
Ship: S.S. Arabic sailing from Liverpool, England
Manifest Date: September 10, 1912
Arrival Date: September 18, 1912
Passenger: Fritz Olson
Marital Status: Single
Friend’s Name: Andrew Freeman
Residence: Alafors, Sweden
Kin: Mother – Anna Larsson of Goteborg, Sweden
Destination: Newton Center, MA
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Update: Marriage record shows Fritz Olsson’s mother’s maiden name as Anna Freman and this passenger list shows it as Anna Larsson (as best as I can make it out). Perhaps she was
married as second time after her husband’s death.
Anna Larsson’s home address is listed as Taubegatan 29, Göteborg, Sweden.
Fritz’s friend is listed as Andrew Freeman. Perhaps a cousin?