Mary Davis - Titanic Second Class Passenger

Mary Davis was a second class passenger aboard the maiden voyage of Titanic. She eventually became the longest living Titanic survivor. She was sailing to New York, where she had family.

Mary Davis was born on 18th May 1883 in London, United Kingdom.

Travelling alone, she boarded Titanic at Southampton on 10th April 1912. Aboard the ship she shared a cabin with Lucy Ridsdale.

When Titanic collided with the iceberg at 11.40pm on 14th April 1912, she was asleep in her cabin. She later said that she was woken up when one of the ship's stewards knocked on the cabin door.

She was rescued from Titanic in Lifeboat 13. Her cabin companion, Lucy Ridsdale, was also saved.

When she arrived in New York she went to stay with her sister, Mrs Langford. She then shortly afterwards returned home to Britain.

She did not stay away from America for long before making another trip across the Atlantic, this time staying, except for visits home, for good.

She married John Archibald Wilburn (born in 1891), and they had a son, Carl Wilburn, born on 16th July 1915. Her husband died in 1972.

In her later years she gave a number of interviews about her experience on Titanic.

She died in Syracuse, New York on 29th July 1987. Living until the age of 104, she lived longer than any other Titanic survivor.

She was buried beside her husband at White Chapel Memory Gardens, Dewitt, New York.

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