Edgar J. Meyer is a name to be added to the list of those who perishednobly on the Titanic. I'm really intrigued by the Meyer family's connection to Dr. © Amy B. Cohen, 2013-2020. Dodge. Edgar J. Meyer is a name to be added to the list of those who perished nobly on the Titanic. Did Mrs. Meyer, or else Edgar's side of the family, move out to San Francisco after the Titanic? Front, Edgar Meyer Not only a great comment “Just sisterly affection brought out in the sunshine.” but she told you where they were standing. I wrote about Edwin and his background here. Thanks for posting the link.

Gosh, if that little book shows up somewhere it would be worth a small fortune. Courtesy of the family of Helen Goldsmith, We skip ahead now to the 1940s and this sweet photograph of Helen hugging her son Malcolm, who was in uniform. Ben. Dodge. At Herbst Theatre this month, he’ll be taking on an unfamiliar role: playing bass solo, in public. Sigmund Stern, and wife Rosalie (Edgar's sister), lived a couple of blocks in the other direction. Beverly, Beverly. But Mrs. Henry B. Harris saw him and noted his gallantry and courage;and when the survivors were taken on the Carpathia, Mrs. Harris, herselfbereaved, sent word to her that it might comfort her to know that Mr.Meyer died like a gallant gentleman and a hero. It has been impossible tointerview her, but through Eugene Meyer, Jr., her husband's brother andbusiness partner, she has told some of the incidents of their parting onthe deck of the Titanic. Wonderful photos! Jan, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947. Thanks for that great photo. He eventually moved to San Francisco, and raised a large family, which included Edgar, two sisters, and the youngest, Eugene, who was born in 1875. Sour grapes over some sort of business deal gone awry? Mr.Meyer was a graduate of Cornell University, where he took his degree asa Mechanical Engineer. Leila was rescued in lifeboat 6 but her husband perished in the disaster. To start, here is a photograph of the place cards that were used at Helen and Edwin’s wedding: Courtesy of the family of Helen Goldsmith. . This was a family golf outing, but not all the people in the photograph could be identified by Marilyn. Guess I should have asked before now. Edgar was married in 1909 to Leila Saks (b. Despite being a well-known resident of New York, I don't recall seeing his photo in the NY times in the weeks following the disaster. Edgar's known siblings were: Rosalie (1869-1956, later Mrs Sigmund Stern), Elise (1872-1953, later Mrs Abraham Stern), Florence (1873-1930, later, Mrs George Blumenthal), Eugene Isaac (1875-1959), Bertha Ruth (1877-1967, later Mrs Alfred Cook), Aline (1879-1966, later Mrs Charles Liebman) and Walter Eugene (1881-1957). Myrlie Louise Evers–Williams (née Beasley; born March 17, 1933) is an American civil rights activist and journalist who worked for over three decades to seek justice for the 1963 murder of her husband Medgar Evers, another civil rights activist., another civil rights activist. Here's a picture of Edgar Meyer, taken in about 1890. ( Log Out /  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. And here is another one, taken in June 1958: Fanny and Milton Goldsmith, June 1958. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.

His family appears to have had some strong connections to San Francisco, and to fellow passenger Dr. Washington Dodge, in particular. Edgar Meyer could be said to be playing all the “basses”: he’s collaborated and recorded in classical, jazz, bluegrass, and several other contexts. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Amy B. Cohen and Brotmanblog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. His parents later resided in Manhattan; his mother died in 1922 and his father in 1925.

Meyer's photo did appear in an April 28, 1912 edition of the NYT. A method discovered by him at that time ofmeasuring velocity of flame propagation in gas engines has since beenincorporated into the text books. It was one of the "Confession" books, which were so popular just then. Finally, Marilyn shared these three photographs from the 1950s. The masterful skills of Edgar Meyer -- whether as bassist or composer; in bluegrass, classical, or a mix of genres -- earned him a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2002, but that is not the only accomplishment of this remarkable musician. Amy, you have been very fortunate in receiving so many photos of the Helen Goldsmith/Meyer family. His father, Marc Eugene Meyer, generally known as Eugene Meyer, was born in 1847, and lived for many years in Los Angeles. ( Log Out /  What a great group of photographs, a real family treasure. They are made even better by all the known family stories about the people in them. Here's some corroboration of my theory: in the 1890s, Eugene Meyer (Sr.) lived only two blocks away from Dr. I just wanted to let you know that I really look forward to, and appreciate, the pictures and unearthed items. 1886), a native of Baltimore, Maryland and the daughter German parents. In less than two hours... Read full post, Thanks, Randy. His wife was saved. Well, an article can lead to bigger and better things. Colleen, Copyright © 1996-2020 Encyclopedia Titanica, URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/edgar-meyer.html, RELATIVES ONLY AT CEREMONY OF DOROTHY DREY AND HORACE A. SAKS, A possible role of space weather in the Titanic disaster, Survivability Study of the 1912 RMS Titanic Disaster, RMS Titanic facts, history and passenger and crew biography. Do you happen to know who the rest of the kids are in the picture? Michael H. Standart. Their father and grandfather, Edgar Meyer Sr., a former Chattanoogan, is also a bass player.

Several years later, Dodge left the bank, and took over the Presidency of Federal Telegraph Company. In a photo editing program or on WordPress editor? Any information would be appreciated. Mr Edgar Joseph Meyer was born in San Francisco, California on 13 January 1884. The “Disappearance” of Arthur Cohen, My Grandfather’s First Cousin, My Three-Times Great-Grandfather Hart Cohen, Witness for the Prosecution, The Tragedy of Bennie Cohen, Betty Schnadig Cohen’s Grandson, Follow Brotmanblog: A Family Journey on WordPress.com, Edgar Meyer, World War II draft registration, The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1695, Ancestry.com. He attempted toplace her in the first of these, but she refused to go, and so he turnedto helping other women and children to enter them, encouraging all withhis own cheerfulness and energy. Best Regards, His wife was saved. Mr. Meyer filled in his "likes," "abominations," etc., and then came to the column marked "madnesses." Learn how your comment data is processed. Uhhh...Jan...I smell one helluva book here with all the research you've done into Dr. Washington Dodge. I entered the lifeboat and watched until the Titanic sank, but only for a short time did I see my husband standing beside the rail and assisting other women into boats in which he might have been saved.". Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 19 May 1911, later Stern). My last post shared photographs of Helen Goldsmith as a child and as a young woman. Colleen, Kah-leen, What a great idea to end the post with the side by side photos of the siblings sixty-plus years later! Helen Goldsmith and Edwin Meyer and Their Family. After graduation he joined his brotherin business in Wall Street.

Dodge's survival - at least having partly to do with his acrimony toward Dodge. This is a photograph of Helen (right) with her sister Florence. He and his wife, daughter of the founder of Saks Fifth Avenue, were among the people the Duff Gordons met on board Titanic. In my research I came across a very good photo of a Mrs. Eugene Meyer, Jr., taken in the teens or 20s. He was recognized for his ability, but hewas valued even more highly by those who came in contact with him forhis gentle and pleasant personality and his manly and straightforwardmanner. This one skips ahead to about 1923; Edgar looks about eight, Malcolm five. I love Helen’s comment: “Just sisterly affection brought out in the sunshine.”, Florence and Helen Goldsmith.

Courtesy of the family of Helen Goldsmith.

Thanks again. Dodge the vice president position at the Anglo London Paris National Bank, in San Francisco, right after the disaster. He's the second from the right. Sigmund Stern, and wife Rosalie (Edgar's sister), lived a couple of blocks in the other direction. His widow Leila later remarried before her death in 1957. Change ). Isn’t it amazing how the expressions on Florence and Oliver’s faces are so similar in the childhood photo and the older adult photo? The Meyer family was disenfranchised by Dr. Residents of Manhattan, Mr and Mrs Meyer boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as first class passengers (ticket number PC 17604, which cost £82, 3s, 5d). What a fascinating find! How cool is that?

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