Titan pilot's wife descends from famous couple who died on Titanic: NYT

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Wendy Rushthe wife of the pilot of the Titan submersible -disappeared since last Sunday- Stockton Rush, is great-great-granddaughter of businessman Isidor Straus and his wife, Ida, two of the most famous passengers who died aboard the Titanic in 1912.

This was reported by the newspaper The New York Times, that was able to document the relationship between the Strausfirst class passengers of the famous ocean liner, with Wendy Rush, who works as an executive at OceanGate, the company run by her husband and which owns the submersible.

The journalist Anushka Patil reported that Mrs. Rush, who was born as Wendy Hollings Weildescends from Minnie -one of the Straus daughters-, who married Dr. Richard Weil in 1905.

Wendy's father is Dr. Richard Weil III, son of the former president of the Macy's New York department store, also called Richard Weil and in turn son of Isidor Straus, who was co-owner of Macy's.

This was confirmed to the journalist Joan Adler, the executive director of the Straus Historical Society.

Wendy married Stockton Rush in 1986, and according to her LinkedIn page, participated in three OceanGate expeditions to the wreck of the Titanic in the last two years.

He currently works as company communications director as well as serving on the board of the company's charitable foundation for a long time.

Isidor Straus (1845-1912) and his wife Ida (1849-1912) are two of the most famous passengers of the Titanic for the love story that surrounds his death.

The survivors of the shipwreck assured that Isidor turned down a place on a lifeboat in which she could have fled the disaster, so that the women and children could be saved.

His wife Ida also did not want to board the boat so as not to abandon her husband. and so, witnesses last saw them arm in arm on the deck of the Titanic as it sank.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Film director, James Cameroncovered his story in the famous 1997 film 'Titanic', in which shows an elderly couple embracing in a bed while the ship is sinking.

the body of Isidor Straus was found at sea about two weeks later. of the sinking of the Titanic, as recorded in the archives of the New York Times, while Ida Straus's remains were never recovered.

The remains of the Titanic, which sank after colliding with an iceberg in 1912, They are found at a depth of about 3,800 meterss and at a distance of approximately 640 kilometers from the Canadian island of Newfoundland.

Since last Sunday, an extensive search operation for the tourist submersible Titan, which was traveling to explore the remains of the Titanic.

Five people are on board: the Pakistani businessman shahzada dawoodyour son sulemanthe British explorer Hamish Hardingthe French explorer Paul-Henry Nargeolet and the CEO of OceanGate, Stockton Rush.

The Coast Guard assured that the submarine has a supply of oxygen that will last until this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. in central Mexico).

(With information from EFE, NYT and Aristegui News)

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