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

DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

DAUGHTERS OF JACOB HONOR IDA STRAUS

 
NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

New York Times  (1912) 

NATHAN STRAUS TOLD

 
Gives Life for Love of Husband

San Francisco Chronicle  (1912) 

GIVES LIFE FOR LOVE OF HUSBAND

 
Memorial Notice (1)

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE (1)

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
Near tragedy on the seas for Straus Family

(1926) 

NEAR TRAGEDY ON THE SEAS FOR STRAUS FAMILY

 
300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

Chicago American  (1912) 

300 OF TITANIC'S PASSENGERS WERE BOOKED AT PARIS

 
TO UNVEIL STRAUS FOUNTAIN

New York Times  (1915) 

TO UNVEIL STRAUS FOUNTAIN

 
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.

 
TRIBUTE	TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

New York Times  (1912) 

TRIBUTE TO STRAUS PAID IN SYNAGOGUES

 
COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

New York Times  (1912) 

COMFORT FOR OSCAR STRAUS

 
STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

New York Times  (1912) 

STEAD PROPHESIED A VIOLENT DEATH

 
Memorial Notice for Isidor and Ida Straus

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE FOR ISIDOR AND IDA STRAUS

 
The Sad “Might Have Beens”

The Evening Post  (1912) 

THE SAD “MIGHT HAVE BEENS”

 
IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

New York Times  (1912) 

IDA STRAUS ESTATE $260,000

 
MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

Washington Herald  (1912) 

MRS. CANDEE LAUDS MAJ. BUTT'S HEROISM

 
PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

New York Times  (1912) 

PHILADELPHIA SURVIVORS ILL

 
MRS. STRAUS LEFT $319,940

New York Times  (1914) 

MRS. STRAUS LEFT $319,940

 
$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

New York Times  (1913) 

$4,427,608 ESTIMATE OF STRAUS ESTATE

 
Memorial Notice (6)

New York Times  (1912) 

MEMORIAL NOTICE (6)

 
SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

New York Times  (1912) 

SYNAGOGUE UNVEILS A STRAUS WINDOW

 
MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

New York Evening Journal  (1912) 

MAYOR HAS TRIBUTE FOR ISIDOR STRAUS

 
TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

New York Times  (1914) 

TRIBUTE TO TITANIC DEAD

 
COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

The Washington Times  (1912) 

COL. GRACIE IS BURIED IN GARB WORN ON TITANIC

 
BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

North American  (1912) 

BARBER THROWN FROM TITANIC AS IT SANK

 
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