Ida Straus
Titanic victim
Ida Straus
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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Human tragedy palpable in enduring Titanic artifacts - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
The romantic account of Ida Straus, wife of department-store magnate Isidor Straus, defied the conventional ethic on the ship of who was to be saved. "I will not be separated from my husband," she said. "As we lived, we will die together
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Leno gets wheel deal in lawsuit - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
The suit said Straus -- a grandson of Macy's co-founders and Titanic victims Isador and Ida Straus -- was 85 and suffering from dementia in 2005 when the garage warned him it would auction off his Duesenberg and 1930 Rolls-Royce unless he paid his
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Paid Notice: Deaths STRAUS, JOHN WENDELL
NYTimes - almost 9 years
STRAUS--John Wendell, died peacefully on May 18th at his home on Park Avenue. Mr. Straus, born in New York City in 1920, was the son of Herbert N. Straus and Theresa Kuhn Straus. His father's parents were Isadore and Ida Straus, who perished in the Titanic disaster. Mr. Straus attended the Browning School, Milton Academy, Harvard College, and the
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STREET LEVEL/Upper West Side; Taking Refuge Beneath Memory's Gaze
NYTimes - over 10 years
WITH its mature trees, shaded benches and bubbling fountain, Straus Park has always exuded an air of refuge. The mood at this neat little triangle, which sits at the intersection of 106th Street and West End Avenue, is only emphasized by the memorial to the park's namesake, Isidor Straus. A former congressman and a co-owner of Macy's, he perished
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Here, a Dec. 31 Not of Revelry but of Remembering
NYTimes - about 11 years
There is one New York for the living, another for the dead. Fourteen miles from the New Year's Eve preparations at Times Square, on some of the city's rare green hills, is a place where the two often meet: Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Thomas Soukas, 66, went there yesterday morning to light a candle for his father. The day held no particular
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STREETSCAPES/The Titanic Memorial Lighthouse; Remembering Victims of a 1912 Disaster
NYTimes - over 11 years
IT was a disaster that wrenched New York. When the Titanic went down in 1912, hundreds of souls vanished without a trace, leaving survivors clinging to faint hopes. Although the giant liner on its maiden voyage sank more than 1,000 miles east of New York, many of the lost lived here, and many others had arrived to greet friends and relatives
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Keeping 'Titanic' Dynamic
NYTimes - over 18 years
It is 12:30 P.M. on a Wednesday on West 46th Street in Manhattan. Cars with suburban license plates pull into nearby garages. Charter buses unload streams of tourists who set out trolling for pre-theater lunch deals. And inside the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, the strains of a lone clarinet float up from the orchestra pit, just one of a very different
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Restored Memorial To Titanic Victims
NYTimes - over 18 years
To the Editor: Your Streetscapes article ''A Restored Memorial to 2 Who Died on the Titanic'' [Aug. 23] offered a rare photograph of the Ida and Isidor Straus home at the corner of West End Avenue and 105th Street. In my ongoing research for a biography of Mr. and Mrs. Straus, I can add some reminiscences from Straus contemporaries about this
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Streetscapes/Straus Park, 106th Street and West End Avenue; A Restored Memorial to 2 Who Died on the Titanic
NYTimes - over 18 years
LAST year's restoration of Straus Park, at 106th Street and West End Avenue, came just at the start of the hoopla surrounding the Broadway musical and Hollywood movie based on the sinking of the Titanic. The park wasn't part of the hoopla, but it could have been. Isidor and Ida Straus, to whom the park was dedicated in 1915, died together on the
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS: ADVERTISING; Why Poppers can be found in the freezer aisle, and does New York have an official uniform?
NYTimes - over 18 years
IT'S time again to ask 20 questions about advertising, marketing and the media. *How far do you have to get from New York before you begin to believe the theme of the campaign for the DKNY jeans sold by Donna Karan International, which promotes the pants as ''the official uniform of New York''? *Will the increasingly prominent roles that
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Looking Back (Again) on '97; In Corner of a Window Another Titanic Memorial
NYTimes - about 19 years
To the Editor: My grandmother, nee Regina Schwartz, was instrumental in organizing the Macy's employees to erect the plaque in memory of Ida and Isador Straus featured in your article. She was born in Tarnopol, Poland, in 1890 and brought to this country as a baby. Her family settled in the Lower East Side. As a young woman, my grandmother
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ida Straus
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1912
    Age 63
    Died on April 15, 1912.
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  • 1911
    Age 62
    Ida spent the winter of 1911/1912 in Europe with her beloved husband Isidor.
    More Details Hide Details They originally planned to return home on a different ship but there was a coal strike in England and all the coal was being diverted to the Titanic. That is why they were on the ill-fated ship. On the night of the sinking, Isidor and Ida Straus were seen standing near Lifeboat No. 8 in the company of Mrs. Straus's maid, Ellen Bird. Although the officer in charge of the lifeboat was willing to allow the elderly couple to board the lifeboat with Miss Bird, Isidor Straus refused to go while there were women and children still remaining on the ship. He urged his wife to board, but she refused, saying, "We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go." Her words were witnessed by those already in Lifeboat No. 8 as well as many others who were on the boat deck at the time. Isidor and Ida were last seen standing arm in arm on the deck.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1871
    Age 22
    In 1871, Ida Blun married Isador Straus (1845–1912), a German-American businessman.
    More Details Hide Details She and Isador had seven children: The couple was considered especially close by their friends and family; when Isidor traveled as part of his duties as a U.S. Representative for New York or as co-owner of Macy's, they exchanged letters daily.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1849
    Age 0
    Rosalie Ida Blun was born in 1849 in Worms, Germany to Nathan Blun (1815–1879) and his wife Wilhelmine "Mindel" Freudenberg (1814–1868).
    More Details Hide Details She was the fifth of seven children including Amanda (1839–1907), Elias Nathan (1842–1878), Louis (1843–1927), Augusta Carolina (1845–1905), Moritz (1850–1858) and Abraham Blun (1853–1881). She emigrated to the United States with her family.
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