Fast Facts: Titanic Survivor

The last American survivor of the Titanic who remembered the sinking dies.


— Lillian Gertrud Asplund

— Age 99


— Worcester, Mass.


— Asplund was just 5 years old when she and her family boarded the Titanic in Southampton, England, on their way back to Massachusetts.

— She lost her father and three brothers when the ship went down in the Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.


— Asplund's mother and another brother also survived the Titanic sinking in the early morning of April 15, 1912.


— Asplund lived a quiet life, working as a clerk for an insurance company in Worcester.

— She never married or got a driver's license.