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Titanic Survivor

Ruth Becker

Ruth Becker About American woman who was one of the last living survivors of the April 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. After surviving the disaster, she went on to teach school in Michigan and appear at several Titanic Historical Society conventions.  Other Informations She was born in Guntur, India and boarded the RMS Titanic …

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Harold Lowe

Harold Lowe About 5th Officer on the RMS Titanic, who survived the famous disaster after sleeping through the ship’s iceberg collision.  Other Informations He ran away from home at age fourteen to join the Welsh Merchant Navy. His shocking comments during the American Senate Hearing on the matter of the Titanic’s sinking included anti-Italian racist …

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Rhoda Abbott

Rhoda Abbott About A survivor of the infamous 1912 Titanic nautical disaster, this third-class passenger gave up her seat on a lifeboat to make room for her children and was rescued after going down with the ship.  Other Informations Born Rhoda Mary Hunt, she spent her youth in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. After her rescue, she …

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Jack Thayer

Jack Thayer About Famous for surviving the 1912 Titanic disaster by jumping into the freezing water and subsequently being rescued by Lifeboat 12, Thayer later published his personal account of the tragic event that had resulted in the deaths of his father and numerous other passengers.  Other Informations After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, …

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Millvina Dean

Millvina Dean About Famous in her later years as the last of the survivors of the Titanic disaster, Dean traveled on the doomed ship when she was only two months old.  Other Informations When she set sail in a third class Titanic cabin, she was headed from her native England to a new life in …

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Eva Hart

Eva Hart About Titanic survivor who became one of the most outspoken critics of the vessel’s lack of lifeboats after the ship’s sinking in 1912. Other Informations She was seven years old when she boarded the Titanic as a second-class passenger with her parents in Southampton, England. She sang professionally in Australia, became a Conservative …

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Dorothy Gibson

Dorothy Gibson About After becoming famous as a survivor of the 1912 Titanic disaster, Gibson starred in a silent film based on the event and titled Saved From the Titanic. During her one-year-long film acting career, she appeared in a total of twenty-five movies; the only one that survives is a 1912 picture titled A …

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Barbara West

Barbara West About Survivor of the famous 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. At the time of her death in 2007, she was the second-to-last living person to have been on board the legendary ship.  Other Informations She boarded the Titanic with her parents and younger sister. Her father (the only member of the family to not …