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 (1)

(1912) 

ISIDOR STRAUS (1)

 
Straus Memorial in New York City

(1915) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK CITY

 
Straus Memorial Dedication

(1915) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL DEDICATION

 

Articles and Stories

NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

New York Times  (1912) 

NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

 
The Sad “Might Have Beens”

The Evening Post  (1912) 

THE SAD “MIGHT HAVE BEENS”

 
STRAUS MEMORIALS HELD

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS MEMORIALS HELD

 
BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

North American  (1912) 

BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

 
COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

New York Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

 
300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

 
STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

 
Straus's Secretary Waits All Night

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS'S SECRETARY WAITS ALL NIGHT

 
TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

New York Times  (1914) 

TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

 
SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

New York Times  (1912) 

SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

 
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.

 
DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

 
MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

New York Evening Journal  (1912) 

MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

 
Memorial Notice for Isidor and Ida Straus

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE FOR ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
Straus Park

STRAUS PARK

 
PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

New York Times  (1912) 

PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

 
JESSE STRAUS TO HURRY HOME

New York Times  (1912) 

JESSE STRAUS TO HURRY HOME

 
MACY & CO. EMPLOYES GIVE STRAUS TABLET

New York Times  (1913) 

MACY & CO. EMPLOYES GIVE STRAUS TABLET

 
Straus memorial

STRAUS MEMORIAL

 
COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

The Washington Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

 
STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

New York Times  (1912) 

STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

 
ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

The World Evening Edition (New York)  (1912) 

ISIDOR STRAUS BURIED IN BETH EL CEMETERY

 
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