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Mayor Gaynor, Bishop Gailor, and Andrew Carnegie Will Take Part in It
A civic memorial meeting for Mr. and Mrs. Isidor Straus will be held in Carnegie Hall Sunday afternoon, May 12, at 4 o'clock. Justice Samuel Greenbaum, President of the Council of Jewish Communal Institutions and Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements, will be chairman of the meeting. Mayor Gaynor wi11 be honorary Chairman. Felix M. Warburg is Secretary. The speakers will be Bishop Gailor of Tennessee, Andrew Carnegie, and others. Among those who will attend the service are the employes of R. H. Macy & Co., Abraham & Straus, and L. Straus & Sons. Cards of admission may be obtained on application to P. Stewart, 52 William Street.

The Georgia Society of New York has selected a delegation to attend the services. The delegation includes D. Wyatt Aiken, President; Robert Adamson, Fire Commissioner Joseph Johnson, Commissioner David Robinson, Clifford W. Hartridge, and Royal C Peabody. Mr. Straus was a loyal Georgian, and when a lad lived at Talbotton, and also volunteered for the Confederate Army. At a meeting of the society last night resolutions of respect referring to the Titanic disaster and mentioning four Georgians. Mr.and Mrs. Isidor Straus, Major Archibald Butt and Jacques Futrelle, commending them for their heroism when facing death, were adopted.

The funeral of Isidor Straus, it was announced yesterday, will be strictly prlvate, only immediate members of the family being present. The date of the funeral has not as yet been fixed.


Mark Baber, USA


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING (New York Times, Saturday 4th May 1912, ref: #3212, published 16 July 2004, generated 15th May 2022 02:12:06 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/straus-memorial-meeting.html