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British spiritualist, William T. Stead also authored the novel From the Old World to the New. In this book, he describes the sinking of a ship in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg. To add to the irony, the captain of the ship which picked up the survivors, was Edward J. Smith -- the eventual captain of Titanic..
"The Last Titanic Survivor Dies At 97, Millvina Dean was the last person to pass away from the Titanic when she died in her sleep this past Sunday. Millvina rode the boat in steerage with her mother and father and survived by being wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat. She died in Southampton, England."
Isidor and Ida Straus perished during the sinking of the Titanic. On the night of the disaster, as the call to board the lifeboats went out, Isidor escorted Ida to Lifeboat 8 and prepared to say goodbye to her. Ida, however, refused to enter the small boat, saying, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” The Strauses were last seen seated side by side on Titanic’s Boat Deck.
Titanic Survivors - all men. Supposedly women and children were to be placed on the boats, but if you look at the list of survivors, many men survived, whereas many women & children didn't. Bruce Ismay was not the only bad culprit who survived......