Master Meier Moor

Meier Moor

Master Meier Moor, 6, from Russia, boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his mother Mrs Beila Moor. Meyer recalled that he passed the time on-board by asking adults to save for him the cards, some illustrated with cowboys and Indians, that came in their cigarette packs.

After the collision, Beila recalled, they were jostled up a stairway onto the Boat Deck where she and her son were able to join a lifeboat. As Meyer watched the ship sink he mostly missed his lost cigarette cards.

After their rescue by the Carpathia Beila and Meier passed through immigration (see photo) at New York and thence onto Canada. Later they moved to Chicago and Beila remarried. In America their names became Bella and Meyer.

Meyer married Henrietta in 1937 and, on account of her arthritis they moved to El Paso. Meyer worked as a jobber buying merchandise for wholesalers. He was a genial, social man who apparently loved parties but always refused to go on boat trips.

Meier Moor Meier and Henrietta Inspection Card
Left: Meier Moor in old age (1974)
Middle: Meier and Henrietta on their wedding day (1937)
Right: Meier Moor's immigration pass.

As an old man Meyer was a fatalist "If you're born to be hanged, you'll never be drowned or shot".

Bella died in the 1960s and Meyer on 15 April 1975, the 63rd anniversary of the sinking.


Articles and Stories

El Paso Times (1975) 


Gavin Bell, UK
Phillip Gowan, USA
Dana White, USA

References and Sources

American Statesman 1996
El Paso Times, 17 April 1975, Obituary
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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(2018) Meier Moor Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1037, updated 21st September 2018 18:00:18 PM)

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