Wife of pilot in fatal sub implosion descended from couple who died on Titanic, report says

NEW YORK (AP) — The spouse of the person piloting the OceanGate vacationer submersible when it imploded throughout this week’s dive to the Titanic wreckage web site is a descendant of a rich couple who died when the ocean liner sank in 1912.

Archival data present that Wendy Rush, the spouse of OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, is the great-great-granddaughter of Isidor and Ida Straus, The New York Occasions reported Thursday. Straus was a retailing magnate who co-owned Macy’s division retailer.

Born Wendy Hollings Weil, Wendy Rush wed Stockton Rush in 1986, in response to their wedding ceremony announcement. The Occasions stated it couldn’t instantly attain Wendy Rush for added remark.

The U.S. Coast Guard introduced Thursday that Stockton Rush and the opposite 4 males aboard the submersible died when the craft imploded this week within the North Atlantic.

Isidor and Ida Straus have grow to be identified for a Titanic story about reportedly selecting to go down collectively on the sinking ship, arm in arm. Survivors stated Isidor Straus wouldn’t get on a lifeboat whereas girls and kids had been nonetheless ready to be rescued, and his spouse of 4 many years declared she wouldn’t abandon her husband.

Director James Cameron immortalized a fictionalized model of their story in his 1997 film in regards to the tragedy, which exhibits a shot of an older couple embracing in mattress as waters rise.

The newspaper stated Wendy Rush is descended from one of many Strauses’ daughters, Minnie. She married Dr. Richard Weil in 1905 and their son, Richard Weil Jr., Wendy Rush’s grandfather, was later president of Macy’s New York.

Isidor Straus’s physique was discovered at sea a number of weeks after the catastrophe, in response to New York Occasions archives. Ida Straus’s stays weren’t recovered.

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