The last survivor of the Titanic disaster died Sunday in an English nursing home at 97, a friend said.
She died on the 98th anniversary of the launch of the ship that was billed as “practically unsinkable.”
Dean was just over 2 months old when the Titanic hit an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912. The famed ship sank in less than three hours.
Dean was one of 706 people – mostly women and children – who survived. Her father, Bertram Frank, was among the 1,517 who died.
Dean said her father’s quick actions saved his family, who were headed for a new life in Kansas. He hustled the family out of its third-class quarters and toward the lifeboat that would take them to safety.