*The youngest passenger on board the ship, two month old Millvina Dean who, with her parents Bertram Sr. and Eva Dean and older brother Bertram, were emigrating from England to Kansas, died in 2009. She was the last survivor of the Titanic disaster to die.
Millvina Dean: Millvina Dean (1912-2009, staring through an original Titanic porthole) was only a few months old when she boarded the Titanic with her family. She was the youngest survivor of the wreck. (photographed in 1994)
The Last Titanic Survivor Dies At 97, Millvina Dean was the last person to pass away from the Titanic when she died in her sleep this past Sunday. Millvina rode the boat in steerage with her mother and father and survived by being wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat. She died in Southampton, England.
On April 10, 1912, Millvina Dean boarded Titanic in third class with her parents and older brother. Her father, Bertram Dean, perished with the ship. Tiny Millvina was lowered into a lifeboat and was rescued along with her mother and brother. Arriving in New York City with nothing but the clothes on their backs, they were soon greeted by charitable New Yorkers who gave them a small wicker suitcase filled with donated clothing to help rebuild their lives.
Millvina Dean's parents decided to leave England and emigrate to Wichita, Kansas. The Deans were not supposed to be aboard the Titanic, but owing to a coal strike, they were transferred to the ship and boarded it as third-class passengers at Southampton, England. Dean was barely two months old when she boarded the ship. Dean, her mother & brother were placed in lifeboat 10 and were among the first steerage passengers to escape. Her father did not survive. Millvena was the last Titanic…