Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Titanic Survivor Dies

The last survivor of the sinking of the Titanic has died aged 97. Millvina Dean was nine weeks old when the liner sank after hitting an iceberg in the early hours of 15 April 1912, on its maiden voyage from Southampton.

Her family had been traveling to America, where they hoped to start a new life and open a tobacconist's shop in Kansas. They traveled third class.

Miss Dean's mother, Georgetta, and two-year-old brother, Bert, also survived, but her father, Bertram, was among those who perished when the vessel sank.

Miss Dean, who remembered nothing of the fateful journey, died on Sunday at the care home in Hampshire, England where she lived.

***The above was taken from Dick Eastman's EOGN.****

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