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Titanic : Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99
Posted by webmaster on 2006/5/7 19:32:07 (41001 reads)

BOSTON (AP) Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the Titanic disaster, has died at her home in Shrewsbury. She was 99.


Ms. Asplund, who was just 5-years-old at the time of the ship's sinking, lost her father and three brothers including a fraternal twin when the "practically unsinkable" White Star Line ship went down in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg in the early morning hours of April 15, 1912. She, along with her mother and 3-year-old brother, Felix, survived.



Ronald E. Johnson, vice president of the Nordgren Memorial Chapel in Worcester, Mass., where services will be held Wednesday, said Ms. Asplund died Saturday.

"She went to sleep peacefully," he said.

According to Wikipedia Titanic survivors:

Lillian Gertrud Asplund
(born October 21, 1906) Lillian Gertrud Asplund was 5 years old when she boarded the Titanic. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts the Asplunds were visiting Lillian's grandmother in Sweden when they boarded Titanic to return home. A passenger in third class, Lillian escaped from the sinking ship on lifeboat 15, with her mother and younger brother, Felix. She lost her father and three brothers, Filip, Clarence, and her twin brother, Carl, in the disaster. Lillian is the oldest living survivor of the sinking and the only one who remembers it. She currently lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.[2]


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 Re: Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99

Posted: 2007/3/4 22:18  Updated: 2007/3/24 12:16

titanic_wonderer


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Oh my gosh! That is so sad! To bad that i couldnt meet or talk to anyone who actually survived the Titanic.

 Re: Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99

Posted: 2006/12/13 3:08  Updated: 2006/12/25 3:05

angle


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From: SpriingValley, Illinois
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I feel bad for her family if she has any.

 Re: Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99

Posted: 2006/11/30 20:55  Updated: 2006/12/25 3:05

Thee we wait to die


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Wow and I really thought Rose from the movies Titanic was the last survior.

 Re: Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99

Posted: 2006/7/20 16:31  Updated: 2006/8/6 22:54

tjlangston1978


Joined: 2006/7/20
From: Texas
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My condolenscents to her family and I didn't think there was any survivors left either!

 Re: Final American Titanic survivor dies at 99

Posted: 2006/5/9 19:31  Updated: 2006/6/25 9:57

Capitain Jack


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From: Warminster
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This is so sad cuz i never thought there was any more survivors left



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