About Elmer Zebley Taylor
See also - in connection with Fletcher Lambert Williams - business partner.
Mr Elmer Zebley Taylor
- Born: Sunday 13th March 1864
- Age: 48 years
- Last Residence: in East Orange New Jersey United States
- Occupation: Manufacturer
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 19996 , £52
- Cabin No.: C126
- Rescued (boat 5)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Friday 20th May 1949
Elmer and Juliet Taylor Mr Elmer Zebley Taylor, 48, and his wife Juliet were living in London, England when they sailed on the Titanic. They were originally natives of Smyrna, Delaware, USA. The Taylors would spend many summers in East Orange, New Jersey, USA, and they were heading there at the time of the disaster.
Mr Taylor was a business partner of Fletcher Lambert Williams in the Mono Service Company, Paper Cup Manufacturers, and travelled extensively for the business.
They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as first class passengers (Ticket No. 19996, £52), they occupied cabin C-126.
Mr Taylor reported that he was awakened by the impact. He and his wife got up and got dressed. Taylor knocked on his partner's door as he passed on his way to the deck. Williams answered and said he didn't believe it worth while to get up. He was not seen again.
Mr and Mrs Taylor were rescued in either Lifeboat 5 or 7.
After his wife's death in 1927 Elmer remarried, he lived in East Orange until his death on 20th May 1949 aged 85.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mrs Juliet Cummins Taylor References and Sources Atlantic City Daily Press, 19 April 1912, Atlantic Survivor Tells of Disaster Atlantic City Daily Press, 20 April 1912, Little Disorder on Titanic Atlantic City Daily Press, 20 April 1912, E. Z. Taylor Describes Panicky Scene on Board Atlantic City Daily Press, 3 May 1912, 2 Survivors of Titanic Arrive Atlantic City Daily Press, 5 May 1912, Local Survivor Defends Ismay Camden Daily C[?], May 16 1912, Wreck Survivors Known in Camden (Scan) Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55) Atlantic Daily Bulletin, (British Titanic Society), No. 4 1996
Credits Michael A. Findlay, USA Bill Shreeves