Leila Meyer

Mrs Leila Meyer (née Saks)

Leila Meyer

Mrs Edgar Joseph Meyer (Leila Saks) was born on 28 September 1886.

Mrs Meyer was returning to her home city of New York with her husband Edgar Joseph Meyer to attend the funeral of her father, Andrew Saks, the well-known New York merchant. Mr Saks had died on 9 April and the cable reached the young couple in Europe. They made immediate reservations to return home on the Titanic, embarking in Cherbourg.

She was rescued in lifeboat 6. By the time the Carpathia arrived in New York, Mrs Meyer knew that she had lost both a father and a husband.

She was reunited with her family, and two-year-old daughter who did not accompany her parents abroad.

Leila Meyer later remarried to Louis Ranger, and continued to live in New York City for the rest of her life. She did not speak about the Titanic disaster, and died on 27 November 1957.

Credits
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

Pictures

Leila Saks Meyer Ranger

(1924) 

LEILA SAKS MEYER RANGER

 

Articles and Stories

How Mrs. Meyer escaped

Le Journal  (1912) 

HOW MRS. MEYER ESCAPED

 
Relatives Only at Ceremony of Dorothy Drey and Horace A. Saks

New York Times  (1912) 

RELATIVES ONLY AT CEREMONY OF DOROTHY DREY AND HORACE A. SAKS

 
Father of Mrs. Smith’s Boy Went Down with Ship.

New York Tribune  (1912) 

FATHER OF MRS. SMITH’S BOY WENT DOWN WITH SHIP.

 
ANDREW SAKS DEAD AT 65

New York Times  (1912) 

ANDREW SAKS DEAD AT 65

 
Death Notice

New York Times  (1957) 

DEATH NOTICE

 
JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD

Daily Home News  (1912) 

JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD

 
ANDREW SAKS'S WILL

New York Times  (1912) 

ANDREW SAKS'S WILL

 
RELATIVES HERE AWAIT TIDINGS

The San Francisco Call  (1912) 

RELATIVES HERE AWAIT TIDINGS

 
TRIBUTE	TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
Name Not On List But Woman Is Safe

Worcester Telegram  (1912) 

NAME NOT ON LIST BUT WOMAN IS SAFE

 
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