Who was the last Titanic survivor?
The last survivor of Titanic was a lady called Milvina Dean. Milvina was just nine weeks old when she was rescued from Titanic and was 97 when she died. Coincidentally she died on the 98th anniversary of Titanic’s launch. The last Titanic survivor was travelling to America with her mother, father and brother.
They were emigrating to Kansas City where her father was going to run a tobacconist’s shop. Milvina’s father, Bertram who was just 25 years old, was lost in Titanic’s sinking. He had felt the impact of the iceberg and had told his wife to go up on deck with the children.
After being brought to New York on Carpathia, the remaining Dean family returned to England. Her mother did not talk about the Titanic disaster until Milvina was 8 years old. Milvina lived in and around Southampton for most of her life and in her later years, she spent much of her time answering letters from Titanic fans around the world, signing autographs and receiving visitors.