Millvina Dean 2/2/1912~5/31/2009

 
Millvina Dean 2/2/1912~5/31/2009
Millvina Dean 2/2/1912~5/31/2009~The last Titanic survivor is gone! I grew up a Titanic buff. I almost HAD to. My birthday is April 10th, the day the ship left Southampton. Every year they start showing the specials & movies on my birthday and show them until the 15th. I've studied the Titanic most of my life. (CNN) -- Millvina Dean, believed to be the last survivor of the Titanic, has died at 97, her friends confirmed Sunday. Millvina Dean was just an infant when the RMS Titanic sank. Dean was just an infant when the RMS Titanic -- publicized as "practically unsinkable" and the largest passenger steamship at the time -- struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton in southern England to New York. The ship sank less than three hours later, killing more than 1,500 people. Brian Ticehurst, a friend of Dean, said she died at 8 a.m. Sunday. Dean was hospitalized a few days ago for medical complications before returning to the Woodlands Ridge Nursing Home in Southampton, said Charles Haas, a friend and president of the Titanic International Society based in New Jersey. A nurse at the home declined to comment on Dean's passing. Haas said Dean's last public appearance was at the British Titanic Society's convention in April, which she attended with her longtime companion, Bruno Nordmanis. "She only visited a short while, but she wowed everybody with her charm," Haas told CNN. "She seemed in good spirits." Haas noted that Dean's death fell on May 31, exactly 98 years after the Titanic was launched. The doomed ship, not yet completed, was launched on May 31, 1911, in Belfast. While Dean's survival brought her celebrity-like status in some circles, she was 8 years old before she knew she was on the fateful ship. Dean, along with her young brother and mother, survived the sinking of the Titanic, but her mother didn't tell her about it until years later, Haas said. Although she didn't have memories of the historic and tragic event, Dean, who never married or had children, became a larger presence for Titanic enthusiasts and historians over the past three decades. "Having gone through that disaster she was given extra years and an extra dose of vitality," said Haas, who recalled escorting Dean to a Titanic society gala a few years ago. Dean became the last known Titanic survivor after Barbara Joyce Dainton died in October 2007. The last American survivor, Lillian Asplund, died in May 2006. Ironically, her older brother died April 14, 1992, exactly 80 years after the Titanic struck the iceberg. Dean's death leaves only artifacts and videotaped interviews with survivors to "speak to us about the Titanic," Haas said.
Etiquetas:
 
kenziesauntkk
creado por: kenziesau...

Califica esta imagen:

  • Actualmente 4.8/5 estrellas.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

20 Votos.


Compartir este Blingee

  • Facebook Facebook
  • Myspace Myspace
  • Twitter Twitter
  • Tumblr Tumblr
  • Pinterest Pinterest
  • Compartir este Blingee más...

Enlace de acceso directo a esta página:

 

Concursos

Sellos de Blingee utilizados

Se han usado 12 gráficos para crear esta foto "s a r a 2 2 4 5".
water*by Shayleatone
In Loving Memory
Millvina Dean
Titanic Newspaper
Titanic Newspaper
Millvina Dean
Titanic Poster
Titanic
blue heart necklace
NO Copyrights-by Avia Sunanda
Krista Light Teal Glitter Name
Titanic
 
 

Comentarios

drobles394394

drobles394394 dice:

hace 3897 días
awesome tribute!  I wonder if she ever saw the movie?
sharifa115

sharifa115 dice:

hace 3918 días
i voted for this,,,the story is so emotional!,,im touched!,lol
Fairyirish04

Fairyirish04 dice:

hace 3920 días
OMG, KRISTA, I'M STANDING AND APPLAUDING YOU, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL JOB YOU DID TO PAY SUCH A FINE TRIBUTE TO A REAL LIFE 'SURVIVOR'.  I WAS SAD TO HEAR SHE HAD DIED PENNILESS IN A REST HOME, YOU'D THINK WITH HER 'STORY' SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A MILLIONAIRE.  YOU DID SUCH A BRILLIANT AND BEAUTIFUL JOB KRISTA, YOU REIGN AS THE QUEEN OF VINTAGE MY FRIEND.  YOU ARE SO AWESOME, LOVE YA GIRL, THIS REALLY GOT TO ME!!!!!
TGRAMS

TGRAMS dice:

hace 3921 días
oh this is wonderful and so informative. great job! :)
davysbestgirl

davysbestgirl dice:

hace 3921 días
OHH I heard about her!!I mean her passing!Ya know Leonardo dicaprio and Kate Winslet Were go'n to do a donation to keep her in heath in a Nursing home or something.But to bad that didnt happend!
5 stars for you wonderful tribute!!
Deleted_avatar

MARILYN62 dice:

hace 3921 días
OOOH THIS IS A VERY NICE TRIBUTE. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO KIND ! I LOVE IT !
WHAT A LOVELY BLINGEE
HUGS
gumbycat

gumbycat dice:

hace 3921 días
So moving!
bigdaddyweakley

bigdaddyweakley dice:

hace 3921 días
What a simply fantastic tribute blingee! Thank you for sharing the story, wonderful work!

¿Deseas hacer un comentario?

Únete a Blingee (para una cuenta gratis),
Iniciar sesión (si ya eres miembro).

Nuestros socios:
FxGuru: Special Effects for Mobile Video