Ninety-nine years today, Titanic sunk beneath the waves. It will be the second anniversary of the sinking that will pass since the last survivor of the sinking, Millvina Dean, died. She was 97 years old.
On the night of the sinking, Dean was a two-month-old baby. She, her brother and her mother made it to the lifeboats. Her father died. They were steerage passengers, hoping to make a new life for themselves in America. Instead, after they were rescued, the family returned to England where they remained.
Dean never married. She worked until she as 60 years old.
It wasn't until she was eight years old and her mother was about to remarry that she discovered what happened to her father. For years she didn't want to acknowledge what had happened, but after the wreck of Titanic was discovered she began to attend Titanic-themed events as a representative of the survivors.
When Dean died, we lost our final connection to the Titanic and what happened there.