Ida Straus

Titanic victim

Rosalie Ida Straus (née Blun; February 6, 1849 – April 15, 1912) was a German-American homemaker and wife of the co-owner of the Macy's department store. She and her husband Isidor died on board the RMS Titanic.[1]

Ida Straus
Isidor and Ida Straus
Rosalie Ida Blun

(1849-02-06)February 6, 1849
Worms, Germany
DiedApril 15, 1912(1912-04-15) (aged 63)
RMS Titanic, Atlantic Ocean
SpouseIsidor Straus (1871–1912)
ChildrenJesse Isidor Straus
Clarence Elias Straus
Percy Seldon Straus
Sara (Straus) Hess
Minnie (Straus) Weil
Hebert Nathan Straus
Vivian (Straus) Dixon
RelativesKing Princess (great-great-grandchild)

Rosalie was born in 1849 in Worms, Germany to Nathan Blun and his wife Wilhelmine "Mindel" Freudenberg.

In 1871, Rosalie married Isidor Straus (1845–1912), a German-American businessman. She and Isidor had seven children.[2]

Isidor and Ida were last seen together on deck holding hands before a wave swept them both into the sea. Isidor’s body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett and he was buried in New York’s Woodlawn Cemetery. Ida’s body was never recovered.

References change

  1. "Ida Straus - Biography — JewAge". Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  2. Archives, The National. "Africa through a lens | The National Archives". Retrieved 2021-10-26.