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    Ava Alice Muriel Astor, known as Alice, was 9 years old when her father perished on the Titanic. He left five million dollars to Alice in his will to be held in trust until her 21st birthday. Alice’s biological father remains questionable and may have actually been Sidney Hatch or Lord Ribblesdale, whom her mother married after divorcing Jack.

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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.

Mrs. Ava Astor, later Lady Ribblesdale

John Harper, passenger on theTitanic with his daughter and niece - #16 Harper was a Baptist preacher on his way to the U.S. with daughter and niece. On the tragic night, he put them in a lifeboat before he perished.

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

White Star Line.... Information for Titanic passengers.

Infographic: What Brought Down the Titanic? A remarkable variety of elements came together to sink the famed steamship Titanic.