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Millvina Dean
Original name: Eliza Gladys Dean
Birth: Feb. 2, 1912
London
Greater London, England
Death: May 31, 2009
Southampton
Hampshire, England

Folk Figure. She was the last living passenger of the RMS Titanic, which sank April 15, 1912, following a collision with an iceberg on the ship's maiden Atlantic voyage. Dean was two months old at the time and the youngest of 705 people to survive the disaster. Traveling third class, she boarded the ship with her father Bertram, mother Eva and brother Bertram on April 10th 1912 in Southampton, England. The family had made plans to settle in America where her father hoped to pursue his dreams of opening a tobacco business in Wichita, Kansas. She was rescued from Lifeboat No. 12 with her mother and brother, arriving in New York City on April 18th; her father perished in the sinking along with 1,500 passengers and crew in one of the most famous maritime disasters of the modern era. She returned to England shortly after the tragedy where she received her formal education. She worked for the British Government during the Second World War as a cartographer before being employed in a local Southampton engineering firm. Following the discovery of the Titanic by Dr. Robert Ballard in September 1985, she became one of the most sought after and recognizable celebrities of the disaster, appearing at numerous Titanic conventions, exhibitions and autograph signing sessions. In 1997 she was invited on board the Queen Elizabeth II as a special guest passenger for one of the ship's Trans-Atlantic crossings. She became the last survivor of the Titanic following the death of Barbara West Dainton on October 16th 2007. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at site of Titanic's launching in Southampton England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37761233
Millvina Dean
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Millvina Dean
Added by: Ron Moody
 
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