Alfred Gwynne  Vanderbilt

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

Male 1877 - 1915  (37 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 20 Oct 1877 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 May 1915 
    • At the casualty of the Lusitania, the American luxury steamer which was sunk by a German U-Boot, an event which precipitated the United States into World War I.
    Person ID I363886  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 

    Father Cornelius Vanderbilt, II,   b. 1843,   d. Sep 1899  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Alice Claypoole Gwynne,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F144212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ellen Tuck French,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • divorced at a cost of $ 8 million.
    Divorced 1908 
    Children 
     1. William Henry Vanderbilt, III,   b. 1901,   d. 1981  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F144221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Emerson,   b. 1884,   d. 2 Jan 1960  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1911 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. George Washington Vanderbilt, III,   b. 1914,   d. 1961  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F144222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt
    Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

  • Notes 
    • became the main fourth generation heir to the Vanderbilt fortune by accident. He was never a railroad man and thus the Vanderbilt family enterprises were headed by his uncles, first William Kissam Vanderbilt and later Frederick William Vanderbilt. During his lifetime, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt was known for horse breeding, notably at his Oakland Farm near Newport. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt married twice, first

      Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt left $ 26 million, most of it to his infant sons, who would also share in the Emerson fortune. To his eldest son, William Henry Vanderbilt III, he bequeathed his Oakland Farm, with his Thoroughbred horses and a $ 5 million trust fund.


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