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Vincent Astor: son of Ava Willing Astor and John Jacob Astor IV. He disliked his younger sister and was contemptuous towards his half-brother, born after their father's death on the Titanic. He married several times but left no issue.

History of the Titanic

This typed letter, dated April 18, 1912, is from John Snyder's father, Frank, to his brother, Fred, detailing the aftermath of the historic sinking of the Titanic. "As you can imagine we have been under a pretty severe strain for the past three or four days on account of the wrecking of the Titanic on which boat John and Nelle sailed," the letter says in its opening sentence. (Courtesy Philip Weiss Auctions)

Father Thomas Byles wrote to his housekeeper: “I will write as soon as I get to New York.” But he never did - he perished comforting passengers as the great Ship sank. #Titanic

Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Astor Mrs John Jacob Astor (Madeleine Force), 18, was the wife of millionaire John Jacob Astor , they had been on an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Paris and, in the spring of 1912, decided to return to America as First Class passengers on board the brand new Titanic .