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Leather (nee Edwards), Elizabeth May, (Stewardess)

Mrs Leather had previously worked on the Olympic before joining the Titanic. She was asleep at the time of the collision and didn’t wake until 45 minutes later. She found that her passengers had already left for the Boat Deck, so followed them. She was rescued in Lifeboat 16.

She was mentioned in the journal of Lever Brothers at Port Sunlight (near Liverpool) as the sister of their Mr Leston Edwards. They added that Fred Clarke, one of the Titanic’s musicians, had been an ally of their philharmonic orchestra and that Christopher Head, the former mayor of Chelsea, had visited them the previous October to discuss town planning.

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