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Madeleine Astor, who survived the Titanic. Her husband, John Jacob Astor IV did not.

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.

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 .Mrs. Astor was pregnant.

*JOHN JACOB ASTOR IV: wife 19-year-old Madeleine, and dog Kitty headed for the Titanic. He and Kitty did not survive. Madeleine, on her return, later gave birth to their son John Jacob Astor VI.

Vincent Astor - Son of John Jabob Astor IV and Ava Lowie Willing.

Madeleine Astor, ca. 1910.


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.

Ava Willing Astor married to John Jacob Astor

Brooke Astor (1902– 007) American philanthropist, socialite, & writer who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV & great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor. Vincent inherited an estimated $69 million when his father went down with the Titanic. He was called "the richest boy in the world." His net worth at the death was estimated at $75 million