Alice Astor, Vincent's younger sister in the mid-1920s. Brother and sister often fought and when they did "people cleared the room." When advised that she should be more forgiving of her brother, that blood was thicker than water, Alice retorted, "Vincent has cut off my water."
U.S. Mrs. John Jacob Astor IV, the former Madeleine Talmadge Force, 1903. She survived the sinking of the Titanic while John Jacob Astor IV perished in 1912.
It is believed that millionaire John Jacob Astor was killed by the falling forward funnel. When his body was found, it was badly crushed & covered in soot. Authorities used the initials J.J.A. on the collar of his brown flannel shirt to identify him. He had been on board with his 19 year-old bride Madeline, who survived. While traveling on their honeymoon, Madeline became pregnant with their son, wanted to return home to have the baby in the USA. They booked a first class passage on the RMS