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

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
Straus memorial

STRAUS MEMORIAL

 
STRAUS MEMORIALS HELD

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS MEMORIALS HELD

 
The Sad “Might Have Beens”

The Evening Post  (1912) 

THE SAD “MIGHT HAVE BEENS”

 
STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

New York Times  (1912) 

STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

 
IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

New York Times  (1912) 

IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

 
NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

New York Times  (1912) 

NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

 
Near tragedy on the seas for Straus Family

(1926) 

NEAR TRAGEDY ON THE SEAS FOR STRAUS FAMILY

 
STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

New York Times  (1912) 

STRAUS MEMORIAL MEETING

 
COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

New York Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE DIES, HAUNTED BY TITANIC

 
Memorial Notice (6)

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE (6)

 
STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

New York Times  (1913) 

STRAUS FOUNTAIN AWARD TO LUKEMAN

 
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

 
BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

North American  (1912) 

BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

 
A DAY'S WEDDINGS

New York Times  (1907) 

A DAY'S WEDDINGS

 
SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

New York Times  (1912) 

SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

 
COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

 
MRS. STRAUS LEFT $319,940

New York Times  (1914) 

MRS. STRAUS LEFT $319,940

 
Memorial Notice for Isidor and Ida Straus

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE FOR ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS

 
COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

The Washington Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
JESSE STRAUS TO HURRY HOME

New York Times  (1912) 

JESSE STRAUS TO HURRY HOME

 
Straus Park

STRAUS PARK

 
Memorial Notice

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE

 
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