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Madeleine Astor, the young wife of J.J. Astor the richest man aboard the Titanic. She was five months pregnant at the time of the sinking and her husband's death. Many were opposed to the marriage because J. Astor had only divorced his wife 2 years previous to the relationship...and many did not condone divorce...
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.
Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Astor Mrs John Jacob Astor (Madeleine Force), 18, was the wife of millionaire John Jacob Astor , they had been on an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Paris and, in the spring of 1912, decided to return to America as First Class passengers on board the brand new Titanic .
Nancy Astor was the eighth child of a family who had fallen on hard times, but whose fortunes had revived. She married at 18, but the marriage was a disaster, and in December 1905, divorced, she departed on a cruise ship for England. On the voyage she met Waldorf Astor – son of the hotel-building William Waldorf Astor – and within six months they were married.