Is this meant to be some form of sick joke? If so, it is in very poor taste.As we approach the 109th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, its an honor to share with everyone that the remains of Edgar Joseph Meyers have been located. He was thought to be lost at sea but during a recent search on Find A Grave, his gave site was found and cemetery records confirmed
With respect, the following quote does appear to suggest that Mike thought he did not die in the sinking.This is surely a clerical error by the cemetery, but to be fair to Mike he is not saying Meyer did not die in the sinking but that, according to the cemetery records, Meyer's ashes were deposited there in 1912
As we approach the 109th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, its an honor to share with everyone that the remains of Edgar Joseph Meyers have been located. He was thought to be lost at sea but during a recent search on Find A Grave, his gave site was found and cemetery records confirmed, his body was cremated
They could be someone else's or indeed, as has been suggested by someone off-board, they might be symbolic ashes placed there in the absence of tangible remains.
What I can confirm is the Meyer lot card records that "ashes" were placed in the Mayer mausoleum columbarium for Edgar Meyer, and the date of death is inscribed as you saw as the day of the Titanic sinking.
The Kensico staff and I have reviewed the lot card records regarding the Meyer mausoleum, and we can confirm the following:
-----the lot was purchased in 1924 by Eugene Meyer, Sr.
-----on June 16 , 1925, 3 interments of ashes were recorded for the columbarium section of the Meyer mausoleum: Edgar Joseph Meyer, Harriet Meyer, and Eugene Meyer, Sr.
-----subsequent burials were Fred Ernst, Sr., 1953 (ashes); Walter Meyer, 1957 (casket), Eugene Meyer, Jr., 1959 (ashes), and Agnes Meyer, 1971 (ashes).
The cemetery can't make any comments on these interments beyond what the records support. Any additional information would have to come from the family. It is their choice, of course, to share details about any of these burials.
Thank you for reaching out to us in the interests of the Titanic crew, victims, and survivors.
Yes, I agree and I have already explained to the poster that it was a knee-jerk reaction on my part and apologized in a private message.I'm sorry about the wording a little further up this threat, it could have been better phrased.
But HOW will proof emerge? When Edgar Meyer died in the Titanic sinking, his wife Leila survived and reached New York. Edgar's parents were still alive and well at the time. Given the family's social standing and the fallout of the disaster itself, there would have been quite a bit of publicity about it if Edgar Meyer's remains had been found, brought back and interred in the next few months. Nothing like that happened.I'm sorry about the wording a little further up this threat, it could have been better phrased.
The issues about symbolic remains was just put in as one possibility to explain how ashes could exist in a grave for whom physical remains were (as far as we know) never identified.
As you say, as far as the cemetery are concerned there were three interments, one under the name of Edgar Joseph Meyer. This conflicts which what we currently know about him. But if proof emerges that the body was identified and then cremated then that would be quite a find.