Mr Elmer Zebley Taylor, 48, and his wife Juliet were living in London, England when they sailed on the Titanic. They were originally natives of Smyrna, Delaware, USA. The Taylors would spend many summers in East Orange, New Jersey, USA, and they were heading there at the time of the disaster.
Mr Taylor was a business partner of Fletcher Lambert Williams in the Mono Service Company, Paper Cup Manufacturers, and travelled extensively for the business.
They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers (Ticket No. 19996, £52), they occupied cabin C-126.
Mr Taylor reported that he was awakened by the impact. He and his wife got up and got dressed. Taylor knocked on his partner's door as he passed on his way to the deck. Williams answered and said he didn't believe it worth while to get up. He was not seen again.
Mr and Mrs Taylor were rescued in either Lifeboat 5 or 7.
After his wife's death in 1927 Elmer remarried, he lived in East Orange until his death on 20th May 1949 aged 85.
References and Sources
Atlantic City Daily Press, 19 April 1912, Atlantic Survivor Tells of Disaster
Atlantic City Daily Press, 20 April 1912, Little Disorder on Titanic
Atlantic City Daily Press, 20 April 1912, E. Z. Taylor Describes Panicky Scene on Board
Atlantic City Daily Press, 3 May 1912, 2 Survivors of Titanic Arrive
Atlantic City Daily Press, 5 May 1912, Local Survivor Defends Ismay
Camden Daily C[?], May 16 1912, Wreck Survivors Known in Camden (Scan)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Atlantic Daily Bulletin, (British Titanic Society), No. 4 1996
Michael A. Findlay, USA