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