Mrs Rosalie Ida Straus

Rosalie Ida Straus

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
Daily Sketch, April 19, 1912

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.

Mrs Straus' 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 MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK CITY
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(2018) Rosalie Ida Straus Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #289, updated 16th November 2018 12:33:45 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/ida-straus.html

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