Rosalie Ida Straus

Mrs Rosalie Ida Straus (née Blun)

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Photo: Daily Sketch, April 19, 1912

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.


Courtesy of Michael A. Findlay, USA

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Straus Letter

STRAUS LETTER

 
Mrs Straus would not leave her husband

(1912) 

MRS STRAUS WOULD NOT LEAVE HER HUSBAND

 
Isidor Straus

(1912) 

ISIDOR STRAUS

 
Straus Memorial in New York City

(1915) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK CITY

 
Straus Memorial Dedication

(1915) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL DEDICATION

 

Articles and Stories

STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

New York Times  (1912) 

STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

 
STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

 
Straus's Secretary Waits All Night

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS'S SECRETARY WAITS ALL NIGHT

 
MACY & CO. EMPLOYES GIVE STRAUS TABLET

New York Times  (1913) 

MACY & CO. EMPLOYES GIVE STRAUS TABLET

 
TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

New York Times  (1914) 

TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

 
Gives Life for Love of Husband

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

GIVES LIFE FOR LOVE OF HUSBAND

 
COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

 
$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

New York Times  (1913) 

$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

 
TRIBUTE	TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
Memorial Notice for Isidor and Ida Straus

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE FOR ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS

 
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