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  William Henry Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Henry Vanderbilt was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
William Henry Vanderbilt was involved in a number of philanthropic causes including the YMCA, funding to help establish the Metropolitan Opera and an endowment for the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
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 Railroad system, which Vanderbilt controlled, ought to be operated as if it were a public trust.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/George Washington Vanderbilt III
Vanderbilt's maternal grandfather, Isaac Edward Emerson, was a very wealthy businessman who made a fortune in a variety of business ventures including in patent medicines, the most notable of which was Bromo-Seltzer.
In 1936 and 1937 George Vanderbilt sponsored a renewal of auto races for the Vanderbilt Cup but most important to him was a scholarly interest in the study of marine life.
In July 24 1961, George Washington Vanderbilt III was found dead in front of a skyscraper in San Fransico.
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 Sagamore.org - History of the Sagamore
William was schooled carefully to take what his parents thought of as his natural birthright, that of becoming the next head of the family.
William Henry Vanderbilt II, Alfred's son by his first wife, served in both World Wars and was elected Governor of Rhode Island.
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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 Biographies of the Attorneys General
William Moody was born on December 23, 1853, in Newbury, Massachusetts.
William Saxbe was born in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, on June 24, 1916.
William Barr was born in 1950 in New York.
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 Vanderbilt family - Wikipedia Mirror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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.
Members of the family dominated what has come to be known as the "Gilded Age", a period when Vanderbilt men were the merchant princes of American life through their prominence in the business world and as patrons of the arts.
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.
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 The Vanderbilt mausoleum on Staten Island, New York City Magazine Antiques - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The builder of the mausoleum was William Henry Vanderbilt, the son of "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) who made a fortune in shipping before turning to railroads and founding the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad.
Inheriting the bulk of his father's business in 1877, William Henry doubled the fortune, and by the time of his own death in 1885 was reputedly the richest man in the United States, if not the world.
The mausoleum that William Henry built is certainly roomy, with space for no less than seventy-two burials in the vaults and still more under the floor.
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 Vanderbilt Jewels | Diamond Necklace - Mrs Vanderbilts jewellery collection
She met and became secretly engaged to William Henry "Bill" Vanderbilt while he was a student at Yale, rooming with his younger brother, Cornelius III.
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.
www.royal-magazin.de /collection/vanderbilt-jewellery.htm   (1345 words)

  
 Vanderbilt
Inheritance of this medal became the symbol for the titular head of the Vanderbilt family.
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.
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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 More info about the poet: William Collins - references bibliography
William Wilkie Collins was born in London on January 8 1824, the son of the renowned painter William Collins (1788-1847).
William J. Collins is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University and a Faculty Research Fellow at...
"William Collins Whitney was born in rural Massachusetts in 1841 of estimable...
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 sedona legend helen frye
Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., member of a wealthy and prominent New York family, and a well-known journalist and former publisher, and Miss Helen Varner of Clarksburg, W VA., were married by a justice of peace at the Bernalillo County Court House in Albuquerque this afternoon.
Vanderbilt is staying here, at his parents' home, and his wife is in the South." Their separation was reported from Reno early in the month.
Vanderbilt, who is a resident of Nevada and formerly lived on a ranch forty miles north of Reno, has been on a lecture tour of the country, speaking on his experiences in Europe before the outbreak of the war.
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 Vanderbilt History @ acpictures.bravehost.com - A Bravenet.com Hosted Site
Cornelius Vanderbilt was the fourth of nine children born in Port Richmond on Staten Island in New York to a family of modest means.
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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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Vanderbilt family
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.
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.
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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 Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State
William Coddington was elected, but the General Court would not engage him, for failure to clear himself of certain accusations.
Williams was seeking the re-affirmation of the 1643 Patent, and Clarke had been asked by residents of Newport and Portsmouth to obtain an annulment of William Coddington’s commission.
King William III and his wife, Queen Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns of England on April 11, 1689.
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 William
William is the modern English form of a Norman name, Willelm, comming from the Germanic name Wilhelm, or Willahelm.
William was a later Germanic name and did not appear in England in the Anglo-Saxon period.
It was brought to the island with William the Conqueror and the Norman French in 1066.
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 Vanderbilt family - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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.The Vanderbilt family owned land in Corwith Township, Michigan, which was aettled about 1875.
Inheritance of this medal became the symbol for the titular head of the Vanderbilt family.In 1855, Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt donated 8.5 acres (34,000andnbsp;mandsup2;) of property to the Moravian Church and cemetery a New Dorp on Staten Island, New York.
Their mausoleum was redesigned in 1885 by architect Richard Morris Hunt.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 their wealth for frequent and unparalleled self-gratification and very often did i with downright stupidity.
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 TIME.com: Nothing to Nothing -- May 7, 1934 -- Page 1
Vanderbilt: Nephews Harold Stirling and William Kissam Vanderbilt and William Seward Webb; Brother-in-law Frederick K.; Sisters-in-law Emily (Mrs.
Twombly); Nephew Erskine Gwynne; Grandsons Cornelius, George and William Henry Vanderbilt and Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney; Granddaughters Gladys and Sylvia Szechenyi, Barbara (Mrs.
Vanderbilt in her bronze casket across the same body of water on which "Commodore" Cornelius Vander Bilt, her illiterate grandfather-in-law, made his start as a ferryman and founded the family fortune.
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 ciajfk.com Bruce Campbell Adamson Books/videos whistleblowing author/publisher historical website
Henry's mother was Francis A. Wheeler-Ely, she was a second cousin to Confederate General Joseph Wheeler.
Henry gave up this position because he developed TB and moved to Southern California where he died in 1911 a year before his old boss Astor died on the Titanic.
Henry's grandfather-by-marriage Abner Bartlett was a trustee of the Astor Estate for John Jacob Astor III and William Waldorf Astor he was the man who arranged the building of the Waldorf-Astoria.
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 NYPL, Isaiah Thornton Williams Papers, 1833-1918
Williams’ practice covered a wide variety of case law including bankruptcy, negligence, foreclosure, adultery, libel and slander, assault and battery, fraud, alienation of affections, and unlawful confinement.
Williams fought for a new trial for Callicot on the grounds that the judge in the case was prejudiced and should have recused himself.
Williams from White family members and from friends; a few letters to Williams from his nieces, nephews and others; and unidentified family correspondence and papers.
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 My Genealogy - pafg47.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Susie Anna WILLARD (Thomas Charles, Joseph Henry, Samuel Morrison, Samuel, Lynde, Prudence, Josiah, Henry2, Simon, Richard, Symon, Richard, William) was born in 1900.
Hattie Margrit WILLARD (Joseph Henry, Joseph Henry, Samuel Morrison, Samuel, Lynde, Prudence, Josiah, Henry2, Simon, Richard, Symon, Richard, William) was born in 1909.
David Woodrow WILLARD (Joseph Henry, Joseph Henry, Samuel Morrison, Samuel, Lynde, Prudence, Josiah, Henry2, Simon, Richard, Symon, Richard, William) was born in 1918.
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 AmericanHeritage.com / TIME MACHINE
William H. Vanderbilt, financier and “Colossus of Roads,” had ruled a web of rail that spun from New York to Buffalo and from there to points west, southwest, and beyond.
When William mortgaged the land to enlarge his holdings, his father reportedly said: “You don’t amount to a row of pins … I have made up my mind to have nothing more to do with you.” William struggled on, adding 280 acres to the original 70 and steadily increasing his profits.
Plucking William from his farm, the senior Vanderbilt made him vice-president of the New York and Harlem Railroad and installed him in a Manhattan mansion.
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 thePeerage.com - Florence Adele Vanderbilt Sloane and others
He was the son of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam.
She was the daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam.
She married Cornelius Vanderbilt III, son of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne.
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I don't know if there are any hard and fast rules, but in "Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette," (written 1947-1952; published 1952 through 1972) she says: "A man who is a Jr., a II, a III or possibly a IV, usually needs to take action when the preceding holder of the name dies.
Alfred Gwynne --- William Henry --- Cornelius --- Gertrude Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt II Vanderbilt III Whitney
George Washington Vanderbilt III was named for a son of William H. II and that person (George Washington II) was named for the first George Washington Vanderbilt, one of The Commodore's sons.
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 Popa's Tales: Egyptian Obelisks
Navy Lieutenant Henry H Gorringe was in charge of moving it by ship in 1880.
William Vanderbilt, the railroad baron, paid to have it transported to New York.
William Henry Hubert, the Grand Master of the Masons.
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 thePeerage.com - Alice Claypoole Gwynne and others
She married Cornelius Vanderbilt II, son of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam.
She married, firstly, William Kissam Vanderbilt, son of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, on 20 April 1875 in Cavalry Church, New York City, New York, U.S.A. She and William Kissam Vanderbilt were divorced.
     Anne Harriman Sands Rutherford married William Kissam Vanderbilt, son of William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, in 1903.
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 Royal News 2005, Section III
In 1950 he married Lady Elizabeth Mary Fitzmaurice (daughter of Henry William Edmond Petty-Fitzmaurice, 6th Marquess of Lansdowne [himself the son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and of his wife, née Lady Maud Hamilton (another daughter of the 1st Duke of Abercorn)], and of his wife, née Elizabeth Caroline Hope).
Her first - at St Margaret's Westminster, on her 22nd birthday - one of the society events of 1951 - was to John George Vanderbilt Henry (Sunny) Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquess of Blandford, son and heir of the 10th Duke of Marlborough.......
The engagement was announced 7 March, 2005 between Dr Henry James Stafford Howard (b.1972, scion of the Dukes of Norfolk, son of Mr Nicholas Stafford Howard, of Johnby Hall, Cumbria, by his wife the former Phyllis Bethan Duckett) and Dr Anna F. Parsons (elder daughter of the Rev. Stephen and Mrs Parsons, of Edinburgh).
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 Columbia University Health Sciences Library Archives & Special Collections: Health Sciences Timeline
William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885) donates land on 59th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues (now Columbus and Amsterdam) and $300,000 for a new building for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, making this the largest gift to a medical school up to that time.
Vanderbilt family members give funds to establish the Sloane Hospital for Women and the Vanderbilt Clinic on the new P&S campus.
Sloane Hospital and the Vanderbilt Clinic inaugurated, Dec. 29.
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 Vredenburgh and Related Families - pafg68 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
William Henry Vredenburgh was born on 15 Oct 1884.
Elizabeth Hartshorne Williams was born on 3 May 1845.
Samuel Vanderbilt [Parents].Samuel married Maria Van Doren Vredenburgh on 2 Jan 1888.
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 all things William
When you are young and impecunious, society conditions you to exchange time for money, and this is quite as it should be.
~ William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew.
Men of routine or men who can do what they are told are not hard to find; but men who can think and plan and tell the routine men what to do are very rare.
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