Ida Straus

Titanic Victim
Born Feb 6, 1849

Ida Straus, born Rosalie Ida Blun was an 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.

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1849 Birth Rosalie Ida Blun was born in 1849 in Worms, Germany to Nathan Blun (1815–1879) and his wife Wilhelmine "Mindel" Freudenberg (1814–1868). … Read More


1871 22 Years Old In 1871, Ida Blun married Isador Straus (1845–1912), a German-American businessman. … Read More


1911 62 Years Old Ida spent the winter of 1911/1912 in Europe with her beloved husband Isidor. … Read More
1912 63 Years Old Died on April 15, 1912.
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