Meier Moor, from Russia, boarded the Titanic at Southampton with his mother Beila Moor as Third Class passengers. 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 at New York and thence onto Canada. Later they moved to Chicago and Beila remarried. In America, their names became Bella and Meyer.

Meier 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.

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

Bella died in the 1960s and Meyer on April 15th, 1975, the sixty-third anniversary of the sinking.

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