Isidor and Ida were well known amongst the first class passengers aboard the Titanic making their fortune from Macy's department store in New York. They were married for 41 years when the Titantic sank. While the boat was sinking Ida was urged to board a lifeboat, however, she refused to leave her husband's side, instead giving up her place to her maid. They were last seen on the deck of the Titantic in a tight embrace. Their funeral grew a large crowd and there's still a monument dedicated to them in Bronx cemetery. It's inscription reads: "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it." Titanic, Department Stores, Large Crowd, Boats, Husband Side, Giving Up, Passenger Aboard, Macy'S Department, Class Passenger
The "Real" Rose Calvert from Titanic. Her real name was Beatrice Wood. She led such an interesting life.
Isidor and Ida Straus perished during the sinking of the Titanic. On the night of the disaster, as the call to board the lifeboats went out, Isidor escorted Ida to Lifeboat 8 and prepared to say goodbye to her. Ida, however, refused to enter the small boat, saying, “We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go.” The Strauses were last seen seated side by side on Titanic’s Boat Deck.
Isadore Straus: The elderly couple drowned side by side in the disaster after Ida refused a place on a lifeboat to remain with her husband.