John Jacob Astor, IV

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John Jacob Astor, IV

Also Known As: "Jack"
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States
Death: April 15, 1912 (47)
at sea, Atlantic Ocean, RMS Titanic casualty (RMS Titanic)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Backhouse Astor Jr. and Caroline Webster Astor
Husband of Madeleine Talmage Astor
Ex-husband of Lady Ava Lowle Astor - Ribblesdale
Father of Vincent Astor; Ava Alice Muriel von Hofmannsthal (Astor) and John Jacob Astor VI
Brother of Emily Van Alen; Charlotte Augusta Drayton; Helen Schermerhorn Astor; Caroline Schermerhorn Wilson; Belle Herbert and 1 other

Occupation: Lieut. Col. during Spanish American War (1898); Died aboard the RMS Titanic; Developer of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; Inventor, Writier, Inventor, Realtor, Developer of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel; Inventor, Writer
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About John Jacob Astor, IV

"John Jacob Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American business magnate, real estate developer, investor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American War, and a prominent member of the Astor family. He died in the sinking of the Titanic during the early hours of April 15, 1912. Astor was the richest passenger aboard the RMS Titanic and was thought to be among the richest people in the world at that time, with a net worth of roughly $87 million (equivalent to $2.64 billion in 2022) when he died."

See Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) John Jacob Astor (ref: #11, last updated: 25th September 2017, accessed 24th September 2023 09:05:36 AM)

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Colonel John Jacob Astor
Titanic Victim
Born: Wednesday 13th July 1864
Age: 47 years 9 months and 2 days (Male)
Nationality: American
Marital Status: Married to Madeleine Force
Last Residence: in New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Property Developer / Real Estate
1st Class Passengers
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17757, £247 10s 6d
Cabin No. C-17/C-21?
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 124)
Buried: Trinity Cemetery, New York City, New York, United States

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John Jacob Astor, IV's Timeline

July 13, 1864
Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States
- 1882
Age 13
St. Paul's School, New Hampshire, Concord
- 1886
Age 17
Havard College
November 15, 1891
New York City, New York County, New York, United States
- 1896
Age 29
New York Governor Levi P. Morton
February 7, 1902
New York, New York, United States
April 15, 1912
Age 47
at sea, Atlantic Ocean, RMS Titanic casualty