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Titanic Survivors | Titanic Survivor Eva Hart and her connection to Winnipeg | Ravenscraig

Titanic Survivors | Titanic Survivor Eva Hart and her connection to Winnipeg | Ravenscraig

William Backhouse Astor Jr. -second son of John Jacob Astor, became his father's principal heir, receiving the bulk of the fortune. Which at the time of his father's death he inherited over 20 million dollars.  He doubled the fortune he had inherited.  He devoted his life to the Astor Estate.

William Backhouse Astor Jr. -second son of John Jacob Astor, became his father's principal heir, receiving the bulk of the fortune. Which at the time of his father's death he inherited over 20 million dollars. He doubled the fortune he had inherited. He devoted his life to the Astor Estate.

1934, marriage of Ellen Tuck French to John Jacob Astor VI in Newport RI. Astor' s father was lost with the Titanic.

1934, marriage of Ellen Tuck French to John Jacob Astor VI in Newport RI. Astor' s father was lost with the Titanic.

Lady Violet Mary Astor, wife of John Jacob Astor, in a picture published in 1922. Denver Post file photo.

Lady Violet Mary Astor, wife of John Jacob Astor, in a picture published in 1922. Denver Post file photo.

William Vincent Astor (1891–1959) businessman & philanthropist. His paternal grandmother Caroline Webster Schermerhorn reigned over American society. He was the son of John Jacob Astor IV, millionaire & inventor. While a student at Harvard University in 1912, Vincent inherited an estimated $69 million when his father went down with the Titanic. After his father's death, he quit college to manage his family's vast properties. He also was called "the richest boy in the world."

William Vincent Astor (1891–1959) businessman & philanthropist. His paternal grandmother Caroline Webster Schermerhorn reigned over American society. He was the son of John Jacob Astor IV, millionaire & inventor. While a student at Harvard University in 1912, Vincent inherited an estimated $69 million when his father went down with the Titanic. After his father's death, he quit college to manage his family's vast properties. He also was called "the richest boy in the world."

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