08 November 2007

RIP: Barbara West Dainton

Barbara West Dainton
1911 - 16 Oct 2007

ZUI this article from thisishampshire.net:
ONE of the two last survivors of the 1912 sinking of the ill-fated Southampton liner, Titanic, has died.

Throughout her life, Barbara West Dainton shunned publicity, refusing to talk about the loss of the Titanic and in the end she insisted her funeral, held earlier this week in Truro, was to take place before any public announcement of her death.

With her death in Cornwall aged 96 the only remaining Titanic passenger left alive is 95-year-old Milvina Dean who lives in Woodlands, near Southampton.

And this article from Yahoo! News:
Dainton died Oct. 16 at a nursing home in Camborne, England, according to Peter Visick, a distant relative. Her funeral was held Monday at Truro Cathedral, Visick said Thursday.

Elizabeth Gladys "Millvina" Dean of Southampton, England, who was 2 months old at the time of the Titanic sinking, is now the disaster's only remaining survivor, according to the Titanic Historical Society.

The last American survivor, Lillian Gertrud Asplund, died in Massachusetts last year at age 99.

RMS Titanic

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