Adella Wotherspoon


Age: 100


Summary: the last survivor of the General Slocum excursion boat fire who was six months old on June 15, 1904 when her parents took her on the excursion ferry up New York's East River, and who became one of only 279 survivors of the 1,300 on board (mostly women and children from a church group) when the ship caught fire and sank, who had no recollection of the incident but attended the observances on the anniversaries over the years.


Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: November 28, 1903


Died: January 26, 2004


Location: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey