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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."
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
When a ship it sinks it leaves a path of debris (objects from within the ship or objects breaking off). Depending how deep the vessel sinks this debris can be scattered over a large distance. On a shorter descent, the debris falls more or less vertically. However, as the Titanic sank 21/2 miles a huge debris field was expected.
Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fun and the use of his home on fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor.
Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH, (19 May 1879 – 2 May 1964) was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament (MP) in the British House of Commons.[Note 1] Nancy Astor represented the Conservative Party and was the wife of Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor.