Cabins C 55 & 57 Description: On the Titanic, 67-year-old Isidor Straus and his wife Ida occupied Cabins C 55-57 along with their manservant John Farthing and Ida's newly employed maid Ellen Bird. Isidor and Ida both died in the sinking of the Titanic. As a merchant, Straus worked his way up from relative poverty as an emigrant to the United States from Bavaria, and eventually became owner of Macy and Co. in 1896. He was also a congressman from New York from 1895-1897.
Cosmo Duff Gordon is best known for surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, along with his wife and her secretary, Laura Mabel Francatelli. Rumours that the Duff Gordons bribed the crew in their lifeboat not to rescue people in the water threatened their reputations, but the British Board of Trade's Inquiry into the disaster cleared them of any wrongdoing and a letter written by the secretary further clears their name
Mrs Catherine Elizabeth Crosby Titanic Survivor Born 26th October 1847 in Waterloo New York Age: 64 years 5 months and 20 days Married Edward Gifford Last Residencen474 Marshall Street Milwaukee Wisconsin 1st Class Passengers Cabin No.: B22 Died: Thursday 29th July 1920 Cause of Death: Cerebral Thrombosis Buried: Graceland Cemetery Milwaukee Wisconsin Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Captain Edward Gifford Crosby Travelling Companions Miss Harriette Rebecca Crosby Daughter