Mrs Rosalie Ida Straus (née Blun)
Mrs Isidor Straus (Rosalie Ida Blun), 63, of New York, NY, boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her husband Isidor Straus, her maid Ms Ellen Bird and his manservant John Farthing. The Straus's occupied cabins C-55-57.
Mrs Straus almost entered Lifeboat 8, - then she turned back and rejoined her husband, she had made up her mind: "We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go." Colonel Gracie and other friends tried to persuade her, but she refused. Mr and Mrs Straus went and sat together on a pair of deck chairs.
MrsStraus'body was never recovered.
She has a memorial on her husband's grave at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx,New York.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mrs Rosalie Ida Straus (née Blun)
Born: Tuesday 6th February 1849 in Worms Hessen Germany
Age: 63 years 2 months and 9 days. (Female)
Last Residence: in New York City New York United States
1st Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17483 , £221 15s 7d
Cabin No.: C55
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered