The 34-year-old multimillionaire sportsman, an heir to the Vanderbilt shipping and railroad empire, was returning from a trip to Europe and canceled his passage on the Titanic so late that some early newspaper accounts listed him as being on board. Vanderbilt lived on to become one the most celebrated casualties of the Lusitania sinking three years later. History, But, 1900, Alfred Vanderbilt, Top Hats, People, Gwynn Vanderbilt, Alfred Gwynn, Tops Hats
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Being a Gilded Age 'heiress', meant being painted by Sargent + having a Fifth Avenue house as a wedding present in addition to having a country place. It meant handsome jewels, a box at the opera + travel abroad. It meant being able to provide such nice things for one's children + the reasonable expectation that none of one's legates could likely ever be so profligate, that any of one's descendants might ever come to be in want.
Consuelo Vanderbilt | The Duchess of Marlborough (c. 1899) with her two infant sons: (l) Lord Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill, b. 14 Oct 1898; (r) John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, b. 18 Sep 1897 (later the 10th Duke of Marlborough).
Cornelius "Neily" Vanderbilt III (1873 – 1942) American military officer, inventor, engineer, & yachtsman, & a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family. He was the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II & Alice Claypoole Gwynne. Against his father's wishes, in August 1896 he married Grace Graham Wilson, the child of New York banker Richard Thornton Wilson, Sr. Upon his father's death in 1899 Neily received only 500,000 USD in cash & the income from a 1 million USD trust fund.
Gloria Vanderbilt There Will Never Be A Gloria Vanderbilt in this Town & Country
Memorial to Edith Corse Evans at Grace Church in New York City via Scouting NY. A wealthy, single socialite, Edith was 36 years old when she boarded the Titanic. On board she befriended a 59 year old wife and mother named Caroline Brown. The two women were among the throng trying to reach a lifeboat as the Titanic sank. When only one space remained, Edith pushed Caroline forward saying “You go first, you have children waiting at home.”