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

PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

New York Times  (1912) 

PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

 
The Sad “Might Have Beens”

The Evening Post  (1912) 

THE SAD “MIGHT HAVE BEENS”

 
300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

New York Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

 
STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

 
TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

New York Times  (1914) 

TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

New York Times  (1912) 

IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

 
Straus's Secretary Waits All Night

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS'S SECRETARY WAITS ALL NIGHT

 
STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

 
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