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

TRIBUTE	TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

The World Evening Edition (New York)  (1912) 

ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

 
TO UNVEIL STRAUS FOUNTAIN

New York Times  (1915) 

TO UNVEIL STRAUS FOUNTAIN

 
DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

 
COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

New York Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

 
SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

New York Times  (1912) 

SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

 
STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

 
Memorial Notice

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE

 
PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

New York Times  (1912) 

PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

 
LAST MAN TO LEAVE TITANIC WAS COLONEL GRACIE, U.S.A.

The Toronto Daily Star  (1912) 

LAST MAN TO LEAVE TITANIC WAS COLONEL GRACIE, U.S.A.

 
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