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World War I Air Veteran Had Been Investment Broker
Special to The New York Times
SCRANTON, Pa., June 10---Edward B. Mayer of Dalton, a veteran of World War I and a retired New York investment broker, died today in Hahnemann Hospital, where he had undergone surgery May 24. He was 59 years old.

He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1916 and later served with the American Expeditionary Forces. He was decorated by England, France and Italy.

A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Mr. Mayer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Mayer. He attended the University of Iowa. After the war he became a partner in Bear, Stearns & Co., of New York, stockbrokers, and retired in 1927. Mr. Mayer's first wife was Benita Guggenheim, daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim. She died in 1927.

Surviving are his widow, the former Marian Margary Scranton, after whose family this city is named; three sons, Worthington Scranton Mayer, Edward Everett Mayer and Timothy Andrew Mayer.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) EDWARD MAYER IS DEAD (New York Times, Saturday 11th June 1955, ref: #3755, published 15 September 2004, generated 24th July 2021 04:53:18 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/edward-mayer-is-dead.html