05-31-2009, 11:50 PM #1
Last remaining Titanic survivor Millvina Dean dies at 97
LONDON — Millvina Dean, the last remaining survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, died Sunday at a care home in England, the BBC reported, citing two of her friends. She was 97.
Dean was a two-month-old baby and her family were emigrating to Kansas when the Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage in 1912.
The sinking of the Titanic happened on the same day as my birthday. As a child the story of this ship fascinated me because of that connection. Now the last of her passengers is gone. RIP MS Dean.
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05-31-2009, 11:57 PM #2
06-01-2009, 11:34 AM #3
My grandfather (who is now deceased) saved the special edition newspaper that came out the day after the Titanic sunk. He told me the paper boy stood out on the corner giving out papers from the back of his horse and buggy - very different times. My grandmother gave it to me yrs ago because I am a bit of a history 'buff' and save, collect stuff like that.
It is sad and nostaligic to think all the survivors are gone. I was thinking about that the other day with WWII - I will probably live to see the last WWII vet pass away. It just doesn't seem that long ago but it was.'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated'
06-02-2009, 01:01 AM #4
Was talking to a vet the other day and he was talking about how there are fewer WW II vets every year for Rememberance Day (Canada) ceremonies.
It is nice that you have the newspaper. Can't be too many of those around.JMO
06-02-2009, 01:24 AM #5
On our Denver news station, they mentioned that Kate Winslett and Leonardo DiCapprio (sp) both paid towards some of Ms. Dean's care in her last years. I am not sure how much either contributed, but it was heartwarming to hear.
May she rest in peace.
06-02-2009, 02:22 AM #6
06-02-2009, 03:14 AM #7and pooter's mom too
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Oh, how sad, I hadn't heard this
06-02-2009, 06:26 AM #8
May she RIP.
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