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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Vanderbilt family
The family was founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), the fourth of nine children born to a Staten Island family of modest means.
Cornelius Vanderbilt left school at age 11 and went on to build a shipping and railroad empire that, during the 19th century, made him one of the wealthiest men in the world.
In 1855, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000 m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
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 RealMoney.com: Manses for the Masses
The family's wealth was amassed by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877).
Cornelius left most of his wealth to one of his 12 children, William, who he allegedly believed shared his uncompromising business acumen.
Vanderbilt resisted the temptations of the sons of rich men.
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 Vanderbilt family
Cornelius Vanderbilt had been awarded a gold medal by the United States government during the Civil War for donating his steamer "S.S. Vanderbilt" to the Union forces.
In 1855 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000 m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
A plot was kept for the Vanderbilt family in the Moravian Cemetery and a number of them are buried there in the family mausoleum including the family founder.
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  Sagamore.org - History
Cornelius II and his wife, Alice, continued a tradition of raising large families--the Commodore had sired thirteen, and William, eight.
Cornelius was frail, spoke with a stammer, and was painfully shy.
Vanderbilt would decide to enlarge--rather than abandon--Sagamore, as a 31-year-old mother of two small boys still in her widow's weeds, is not surprising to me. It was probably no more of a challenge to her than teaching Uncle George how to shoot.
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  Class and Leisure at America's First Resort: Newport, Rhode Island, 1870-1914
Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843-1899) was the oldest son of William Henry Vanderbilt and the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, patriarch of the Vanderbilt dynasty.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his younger brothers, William K. Vanderbilt and Frederick W. Vanderbilt, succeeded their father in managing the family's vast shipping and railroad empire.
Cornelius Vanderbilt II was president and chairman of the New York Central Railroad and director of 49 other railroads.
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  Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Cornelius Vanderbilt II Cornelius Vanderbilt II (November 27 1843 - September 12 1899) was the favorite grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, who left him close to $70 million.
His eldest son William Henry Vanderbilt II (1870-1892) had died while a junior at Yale University, and Cornelius endowed a large dormitory there.
His daughters were Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Countess Gladys Szechenyi.
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 Science Fair Projects - Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Cornelius Vanderbilt II Cornelius Vanderbilt II (November 27 1843 – September 12 1899) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
He was the favorite grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, who left him close to $70 million.
Their eldest son William Henry Vanderbilt II (1870-1892) died while a junior at Yale University, and Cornelius endowed a large dormitory there.
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 Vanderbilt family at AllExperts
The family was founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), the fourth of nine children born to a Staten Island family of modest means.
Cornelius Vanderbilt left school at the age of 11 and went on to build a shipping and railroad empire that, during the 19th century, made him one of the wealthiest men in the world.
In 1855 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000 m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
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 Science Fair Projects - Cornelius Vanderbilt III
Cornelius Vanderbilt III (September 5, 1873 - March 1, 1942) was a distinguished American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman, and a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family.
Neily and Grace Vanderbilt remained married for the rest of their lives and had two children, Cornelius, Jr., born in 1898 who would marry seven times, and a daughter Grace, born in 1900.
Neily Vanderbilt was an inveterate tinkerer with all things mechanical and during his lifetime he patented more than thirty inventions for improving locomotives and freight cars, including several which brought him a significant royalty income.
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 Vanderbilt, USA
Cornelius was born to Cornelius Vanderbilt and Phebe Hand at Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, the son of a farmer and ferryman on State Island.
Cornelius III the son of Cornelius II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne, married Grace Wilson born 1873, was a brigadier general in World War I and a designer of a practical locomotive tender.
Reginald was born 1880 to Cornelius II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Vanderbilt Family is a prominent family in the United States.
The prominence of the family was started by Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794–1877), the fourth of nine children born to a Staten Island family of modest means.
His great-great-great-grandfather, Jan Aertszoon van der Bilt (1620–1705), was a Dutch farmer from the village of De Bilt, Utrecht in the Netherlands who emigrated to the Dutch colony of New Netherlands as an indentured servant in 1650.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in New York Sept. 5, 1873, the son of Cornelius Vanderbilt and the former Alice Claypoole Gwynne.
Vanderbilt formed a firm friendship with the Kaiser that lasted many years and led to recurrent reports that he was to be appointed Ambassador to Germany.
Vanderbilt the home is to revert to the residuary estate and the principle of her trust is to be shared equally by her son and her daughter.
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 William Vanderbilt
William Henry Vanderbilt was the oldest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt [1794-1877], the American entrepreneur of both shipping and rail transportation during the 19th century.
Although Cornelius, the father had married at age 19, he was quite upset when his son William also wanted to get married at age 19 in 1840.
Cornelius at the end of his life knew that by turning the company over to William it would be managed the same way he would have managed it.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/George Washington Vanderbilt II
George Washington Vanderbilt II (November 14 1862 – March 6 1914) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family, which had amassed a huge fortune through steamboats, railroads, and various business enterprises.
The fourth son and youngest child of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821 - 1885) and his wife Maria Louisa, George II was named after his father's younger brother, George Washington Vanderbilt, third son of the family founders, Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794 - 1876) and Sophia Johnson.
William H. Vanderbilt, who owned elegant mansions in New York City and Newport and an country estate on Long Island, died in 1885 of a stroke, leaving a fortune of approximately 200 million dollars, the bulk of which was split between his two older sons, Cornelius II and William K. Vanderbilt.
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 Chateau in the Carolinas: Visiting Biltmore Estate
In the late 1800s, when Vanderbilt was buying up stripped and overgrazed land, he probably did not envision a use for his house and land beyond the pleasure of his family and guests.
George Washington Vanderbilt, brother of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (father of Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr.) had no interest in Thoroughbreds and did not share his father's passion for pacers.
Twenty-five horses were kept in the stable next to the house and a staff of 15 to 25 grooms were housed in rooms on the second and third floors.
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt II information - Search.com
Cornelius Vanderbilt II (November 27 1843 – September 12 1899) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
He was the favorite grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, who left him close to $70 million.
Their eldest son William Henry Vanderbilt II (1870-1892) died while a junior at Yale University, and Cornelius endowed a large dormitory there.
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 Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Information
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, born October 20, 1877 - died May 7, 1915, was a sportsman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
As his eldest brother William Henry Vanderbilt II had died in 1892 at the age of 22 and their father had disinherited Cornelius Vanderbilt III, Alfred received the largest share of his father's estate when he died in 1899, though it was also divided among their sisters and youngest son Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt.
Among Alfred Vanderbilt's many holdings, were positions in the New York Central Railroad, Beech Creek Railroad, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, Michigan Central Railroad and Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad as well as the Pullman Company.
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 Vanderbilt
In 1855 Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000m²) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery at New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
Present-day economist John Kenneth Galbraith said that several generations of Vanderbilts showed both the talent for acquiring money and the dispensing of it in unmatched volume, adding that they dispensed of their wealth for frequent and unparalleled self-gratification and very often did it with a forthright stupidity.
Josiah Hornblower, a descendant of the Vanderbilts and heir to the Vanderbilt/Whitney empire, is featured in a documentary called Born Rich about the experience of growing up as the heir to one of the world's greatest fortunes.
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt was born at Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York, the son of a ferryman and farmer.
Vanderbilt eventually controlled most of the ferry traffic in New York waters, but in 1818 he sold his fleet and went to work for a steamship line run by Thomas Gibbons.
Vanderbilt was never a great philanthropist, but he did bequeth $1 million to Central University in Nashville, Tennessee, which became Vanderbilt University.
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 Vanderbilt family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (1884-1970) gained fame as a sportsman, winning the most coveted prize in yacht racing, the America's Cup, on three occasions.
Cornelius Vanderbilt had been awarded a gold medal by the United States government during the American Civil War for donating his steamer "S.S. Vanderbilt" to the Union forces.
A plot was kept for the Vanderbilt family in the Moravian Cemetery and several of them are buried there in the family mausoleum including the family founder.
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 Bathrooms for the Rich and Famous
Frederick Vanderbilt, the walls of whose bathing apartment are entirely of white onyx, as are also the furnishings.
Cornelius Vanderbilt's bathing-room is modeled very much after her sister-in-law's, except that it is much larger and with more decoration about the ceiling and side walls.
Miss Vanderbilt's bedroom and boudoir are all in white and blue, and to use the expression of one of her girl friends, "the sleeping-room is a dream of beauty in the palest blue."
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt
Cornelius Vanderbilt was born in Port Richmond, Staten Island New York on May 27th 1794.
Vanderbilt began a small ferrying business at the age of 16.
Vanderbilt grew his business and by 1818 it had grown to be worth $15,000 when he sold it.
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 Vanderbilt Jewels | Diamond Necklace - Mrs Vanderbilts jewellery collection
Above in the picture, Grace Wilson-Vanderbilt (1870-1953) she was the daughter-in-law of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Mrs.
The Vanderbilts felt Grace was too old for their son (by only two years) too worldly, too talked about and she had been engaged to Jack Astor and had broken it.
Grace Wilson Vanderbilts wardrobes filled with Worth and Pacquin creations, her 33 servants imported from ducal and princely households abroad, her parties attended by crown heads of Europe rose to reign for almost half a century as Queen of American Society of an golden age.
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 Cornelius Vanderbilt II at AllExperts
Cornelius Vanderbilt II Biographysubject_name=Cornelius Vanderbilt IIimage_name=CorneliusVanderbiltII.jpgimage_caption=date_of_birth=November 27 1843place_of_birth=
date_of_death=September 12 1899place_of_death=}}Cornelius Vanderbilt II (November 27 1843 – September 12 1899) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
He disinherited his second son Cornelius Vanderbilt III (1873-1942) for marrying without his approval.
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 All that Old Money Can Buy
At that point, William Henry's oldest boy, Cornelius II, became chairman of the board of the family railroad empire, Head of the House of Vanderbilt, and personal inheritor of a $67 million piece of the family pie.
Cornelius II to build a grand, three-story limestone mansion patterned after the palazzos of 16th-century Genovese merchant-princes.
Cornelius II (Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt) diligently searched her husband's family tree for illustrious forebears with family crests.
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 Obituaries
Alfred Gywnne Vanderbilt, 87, grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt II reputed to be the richest man in the world, of Mill Neck, died on Nov. 12, 1999.
Vanderbilt's greatest achievement in racing was Native Dancer, whose name was one of the lineage puns for which Mr.
Some of his famous relatives were his aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, artist and founder of the Museum of Modern Art; his uncle, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, brigadier general; another aunt Gladys Moore Vanderbilt, who inherited the Breakers, the family summer cottage in Newport, RI.
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 Wikinfo | William Henry Vanderbilt
It was in his time that the Vanderbilts demanded recognition from the older but less moneyed leaders of New York society, centered on the Astor family, whom the Vanderbilts had now far outstripped in wealth.
William Henry Vanderbilt is perhaps most remembered for snapping "the public be damned" at an interviewer..in context, an irritated reaction to the other's suggestion that the New York Central system, which Vanderbilt controlled, ought to be operated as if it were a public trust.
On his death, his estate was divided among his four sons, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, William Kissam Vanderbilt, Frederick William Vanderbilt, and George Washington Vanderbilt.
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 Vanderbilt History @ acpictures.bravehost.com - A Bravenet.com Hosted Site
Cornelius Vanderbilt was a U.S. entrepreneur who built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was the fourth of nine children born in Port Richmond on Staten Island in New York to a family of modest means.
By the time Reggie Vanderbilt met Gloria Morgan, he had already squandered the $7 million willed to him by his late father and was using up a $5 million trust set up for him by his grandfather.
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