The last survivor of the Titanic is selling off mementos of the disaster to pay nursing home fees. Millvina Dean, 96, was 2 months old when she arrived in New York with her mother and brother after surviving the sinking of the ship. Dean sold a wicker suitcase full of donated clothes the family was given when they arrived in the city, as well as rare prints of the Titanic and letters from the Titanic Relief Fund, raising $53,906. Dean has lived in a nursing home in Southampton, England since she broke her hip two years ago. She was one of 706 people rescued by the steamship Carpathia on the night of April 14, 1912. Her father was among the 1,500 who died when the Titanic hit an iceberg. [Tucson Citizen]
The last survivor of the Titanic is selling off mementos of the disaster to pay nursing home fees.