Miss Jamila ("Amelia Garrett") Nicola-Yarred
Miss Jamila Nicola-Yarred, 14, from Hakoor, Lebanon was travelling with her brother Elias to Jacksonville, Florida to meet their father. Part of the family already lived in the United States while some of the siblings remained in Lebanon.
They boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as third class passengers.
On the night of the sinking Jamila and her brother had gone to bed. After feeling a bump she became concerned about noises she was hearing outside their cabin and asked her brother to investigate. He was at first disinterested but Jamila was insistent and so the two children left their cabin and followed others to the Boat Deck. On deck she remembered the $500 given to her by her father for the trip, they headed back down to the cabin but found that water was filling the passageway and prevented her from opening the door. They returned to deck where they were allowed into (probably) collapsible C.
Jamila were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia by their uncle immediately following the Titanic disaster. They stayed with their uncle in Nova Scotia until their father was able to get them after he sailed from France about a month later. The family then relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and their names were anglicized - Elias became Louis Nicholas Garrett and Jamila became Amelia Garrett.
At the age of just 16 Amelia married Isaac A. Isaac (died 1942) they had seven children.
In 1953 she attended a screening of the Clifton Webb movie Titanic held in her honour at the Florida theatre.
She died 8 March, 1970 and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville on 10 March 1970. Her last remaining sibling Isaac died in March 1985 in Jacksonville at the age of 91.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Miss Jamila ("Amelia Garrett") Nicola-Yarred
Born: Friday 15th April 1898
Age: 14 years (Female)
Last Residence: in Al Hakur Lebanon
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2651 , £11 4s 10d
Destination: Jacksonville Florida United States
Rescued (boat C)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Sunday 8th March 1970
Cause of Death: Cause Not Disclosed
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Jacksonville Florida United States
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)