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.
|(1924)||LEILA SAKS MEYER RANGER|
Articles and Stories
|Worcester Telegram (1912)||NAME NOT ON LIST BUT WOMAN IS SAFE|
|New York Times (1912)||RELATIVES ONLY AT CEREMONY OF DOROTHY DREY AND HORACE A. SAKS|
|New York Tribune (1912)||FATHER OF MRS. SMITH’S BOY WENT DOWN WITH SHIP.|
|Le Journal (1912)||HOW MRS. MEYER ESCAPED|
|New York Times (1912)||TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES|
|New York Times (1912)||ANDREW SAKS DEAD AT 65|
|New York Times (1912)||ANDREW SAKS'S WILL|
|The San Francisco Call (1912)||RELATIVES HERE AWAIT TIDINGS|
|New York Times (1915)||TITANIC VICTIM'S ESTATE|
|Daily Home News (1912)||JERSEY PEOPLE WHO HAD RELATIVES ON BOARD|
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Craig Stringer, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK