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

Memorial Notice for Isidor and Ida Straus

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE FOR ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS

 
$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

New York Times  (1913) 

$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

 
ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

The World Evening Edition (New York)  (1912) 

ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

 
MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

New York Evening Journal  (1912) 

MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

 
300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

 
DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

New York Times  (1912) 

IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

 
BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

North American  (1912) 

BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

 
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