Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy’s department store, was killed in which famous disaster?
– Hindenburg disaster
– Great Irish Famine
– Sinking of the Titanic
– The Chicago Fire of 1871
Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan. He also served briefly as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the passenger ship RMS Titanic.
Sinking of the Titanic
Answer: Isidor Straus co-owned Macy’s department store with his brother, Nathan Straus. He died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. While the officer in charge of the lifeboat was willing to allow them a spot, Isidor Straus refused to go so long as there were women and children still remaining on the ship. His wife refused to go because he refused to go. Ida is reported to have said, “I will not be separated from my husband. As we have lived, so will we die, together.” And they both went down with the Titanic.