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  William Henry Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
William Henry Vanderbilt (May 8, 1821 - December 8, 1885) inherited nearly $100 million from his father Cornelius Vanderbilt and had increased it to about $200 million at his death less than nine years later.He was the richest man America had ever seen, and by some measures perhaps still the richest it has ever had.
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.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
William Kissam Vanderbilt (December 12 1849-July 22 1920) was the second son of William Henry Vanderbilt, from whom he inherited $60 million.
Born in 1853 to a slave-owning Alabama family, she was the mother of his children and was instrumental in forcing their daughter Consuelo (1877-1964) to marry the the 9th Duke of Marlborough in 1895.
After the death of his brother Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1899 he was generally regarded as head of the Vanderbilt family.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Kissam Vanderbilt II (March 2, 1878 – January 8, 1944) was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Vanderbilt and his wife Virginia had a son, William Kissam Vanderbilt III and daughters Muriel and Consuelo, the latter named for her aunt.
Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died in early 1944 of a heart ailment and was interred in the family mausoleum at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.
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 Information Index - William Kissam Vanderbilt II .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
William Kissam Vanderbilt II William Kissam Vanderbilt II William Kissam Vanderbilt II (Marсh 2 1878 – Janưary 8 1944) was a motor raсing enthưsiast and Yaсhting and a member of the ρrominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Vanderbilt and his wife Virginia had a son, William Kissam Vanderbilt III and daưghters Mưriel and Consưelo, the latter named for her aưnt.
Willie Kissam Vanderbilt II died in early 1944 of a heart ailment and was interred in the family maưsoleưm at the Moravian Cemetery on Staten Island, New York.
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 Kissam Family Collection - Paintings, Portraits, & Photographs
Margaret was born in 1796 and married Samuel Kissam.
Son of Samuel and Margaret Kissam, brother to Maria Louise Vanderbilt and Samuel H. Kissam, Benjamin was a financier and banker in New York City, a partner in Kissam and Whitney.
William and Maria had four sons, Cornelius II, William Kissam, Frederick William, and George Washington, all of which contributed to the Vanderbilt family fortune.
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 Harold Stirling Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt (July 6, 1884 – July 4, 1970) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family who was a railroad executive, a champion yachtsman and a champion bridge player.
Born in Oakdale, New York, the third child and second son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith, to family and friends he was known by the nickname "Mike." He was a brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt was also a card game enthusiast who, in 1925, invented the scoring system by which the game of contract bridge drove auction bridge into utter oblivion.
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 GrandPrix.com > Features > Feature > The story of Willie K
Vanderbilt's private road, the Long Island Motor Parkway, grew to be 45 miles long, running from the edge of New York City to midway down Long Island where he built an inn which was a copy of the Petit Trianon from the Palais de Versailles.
In the end Vanderbilt handed the road over to the local counties in lieu of taxes he owed and in 1938 the world's first motorway was finally closed.
A great character, Vanderbilt is often forgotten when people consider the great names of motor racing but it is important to remember the important role he played in the development of the sport in the United States.
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 Casino online portal | information about Casino online | Consuelo_Vanderbilt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Consuelo Vanderbilt (March 2, 1877 - December 6, 1964) was a member of the United States Vanderbilt family seen as the ultimate marital prize of the Victorian age and an international emblem for socially advantageous marriages.
Born in New York City, she was the only daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt, a New York railroad millionaire, and his first wife, a pugnacious Alabama belle and budding suffragette named Alva Erskine Smith (1853-1933, later Mrs.
It may be noted that her brother, William Kissam Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), had a daughter born in 1903 who was named Consuelo Vanderbilt in her honor.
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 Vanderbilt House
William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920), "Idle Hour", Oakdale, Long Island, New York; built 1878-1879; Richard Morris Hunt (destroyed by fire, 1899), 660 Fifth Avenue, New York, demolished 1926.
Vanderbilt is located at 40°2'3" North, 79°39'50" West (40.034078, -79.663825).
Vanderbilt is located at 28°49'20" North, 96°36'57" West (28.822110, -96.615708).
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 thePeerage.com - Gertrude Vanderbilt and others
She was the daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and Alice Claypoole Gwynne.
     William Kissam Vanderbilt III was born in 1907.
     Harold Stirling Vanderbilt was the son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith.
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 Fisher Island - Fisher Island History
Fifteen years before his death, Fisher's path crossed that of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, eldest son of William K. Vanderbilt and great-grandson of famed "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt.
But no less than Vanderbilt, an avid sportsman and frequent visitor to Miami and Key West between world cruises, desired Fisher's property on Biscayne Bay.
Vanderbilt encircled the palace with lush landscaping, gracious guest homes, tennis courts, swimming pools and a nine-hole golf course.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt Biography,info
Not long after this the Vanderbilts divorced, William K. later marrying Anne Harriman Rutherford Sands and Alva marrying Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont.
William Kissam Vanderbilt was one of the founders of the The Jockey Club.
In World War II the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honor.
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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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 Vanderbilt, Cornelius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1851, when the gold rush to California was at its height, Vanderbilt opened a shipping line from the East Coast to California, including land transit across Nicaragua along the route of the proposed Nicaragua Canal.
In Central America he came to be a violent opponent of the military adventurer William Walker.
New Brunswick, N.J., succeeded Cornelius Vanderbilt as president of the New York Central RR and augmented the family fortune.
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 Newsday.com - About Newsday
In 1904, William Kissam Vanderbilt II held the nation’s first international automobile race in Westbury.
Vanderbilt, then 25, had already broken the world record, driving faster than 92 mph.
While the Vanderbilt Cup introduced the "Automobile Age" to Long Island, the races ended in 1910 after several people were killed.
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 Drivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Born in New York City, the second child and first son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith, he was known by the nickname "Willie K" and until his father passed away was labeled as Vanderbilt Jr.
In 1899, Vanderbilt married Virginia Graham Fair (1875-1935), a wealthy heiress whose father had made a fortune in mining the famous Comstock Lode.
In 1904, Willie K Vanderbilt set a new Land Speed Record of 92.30mph in a Mercedes at Ormond Beach, Florida.
www.historicracing.com /drivers.cfm?driverID=1992&AlphaIndex=V   (1068 words)

 Fishers Island
Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in 1960s.
In 1925 William Kissam Vanderbilt II traded a luxury yacht to Fisher for ownership of the island.
After Vanderbilt's death in 1944, ownership of the island passed to U.S. Steel heir Edward Moore.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/61/fishers-island.html   (892 words)

 Vanderbilt Museum · The Mansion
Rooms in the historic house are on exhibit and exemplify the eclectic taste and collecting interests of William K. Vanderbilt II.
The mansion was designed by the New York architectural firm Warren & Wetmore, whose Grand Central Station in New York City [1903-13] was designed and built for the New York Central Railroad, one of several Vanderbilt family enterprises.
Later additions to the mansion and other estate buildings were executed by architect Ronald H. Pearce, who trained in the office of Warren & Wetmore and continued to make improvements at "Eagle's Nest" after Warren's retirement in 1931.
www.vanderbiltmuseum.org /home.php?section=mansion&sub=timeline   (194 words)

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Following Bennett's lead, in the United States, the wealthy William Kissam Vanderbilt II launched the Vanderbilt Cup at Long Island, New York in 1904.
A European Championship, consisting of the major Grand Prix in a number of countries (named Grandes Epreuves) was instituted for drivers in 1935, and was competed every year until the outbreak of World War II in 1939.
Headquartered in Paris, at the end of the 1949 season it announced that for 1950 they would be linking several national Grands Prix to create Formula One with a World Championship for drivers, although due to economic difficulties the years 1952 and 1953 were actually competed in Formula Two cars.
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 William K. Vanderbilt and his daughter Consuelo Vanderbilt Churchill Dutchess of Marlborough
William K. Vanderbilt and his daughter Consuelo Vanderbilt Churchill Dutchess of Marlborough
illiam Kissam Vanderbilt left a fortune of $ 55 million, mostly to his two sons, William Kissam Vanderbilt jr and Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, having given his daughter Consuelo the amount of $ 15 million a little earlier.
The first of Willam Kissam and Alvah Vanderbilt's three children and their only daughter, Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877-1964) was the main actor in a society drama which epitomized the spirit of the Gilded Age …
www.raken.com /american_wealth/railroad_barons/william_kissam_vanderbilt3.asp   (134 words)

 Giovanni Boldini 's Consuelo Vanderbilt and son
Consuelo Duchess of Marlborough (1877-1964) [this painting] was the daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt I and sister of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, whose first wife was
Edith Suyvesent Dresser Vanderbilt (1873-1958) was the wife of George Washington Vanderbilt, youngest brother to William Kissam Vanderbilt I (Consuelo's father) and therefore uncle to William Kissam Vanderbilt II and Consuelo Marlborough.
The painting (thumbnail above) also painted by Boldini, is more around c.1915 - Consuelo was the younger of the two and born in 1903 - Dale guesses that she is about 12 in the picture.
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/Boldini_Giovanni/Consuelo_Vanderbilt_and_Son.htm   (192 words)

 TIME.com: First Parkway's Last -- Jun. 28, 1937 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1906, when automobiling was a sport requiring goggles and a linen duster, William Kissam Vanderbilt II and some rich cronies who wanted to motor to their Long Island homes at 40 m.p.h.
Vanderbilt and friends used five miles of the road together with parts of Jericho Turnpike and Plainview Road for the first of the famed Vanderbilt Cup Races, the eleventh of which will take place next week at Roosevelt Raceway.†
Vanderbilt offered to give the old Parkway, which is now assessed at $1,100,000, to the public.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,788091,00.html   (559 words)

 Informat.io on Vanderbilt Cup
The 1908 race was held over parts of the new highway and much to the delight of the large crowd on hand, 23-year-old local hero George Robertson from Garden City, New York became the first American to win the event.
The Vanderbilt Cup name disappeared for another 36 years until 1996.
In recognition of William Kissam Vanderbilt's place in automotive racing history, a copy of the original cup was created as the trophy for the CART U.S. race.
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 William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alvah Erskine Smith Vanderbilt
William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alvah Erskine Smith Vanderbilt
illiam Kissam Vanderbilt was also a good match for any socially ambitious young lady, and when she met him in 1874, Alvah Smith at once knew that William Kissam Vanderbilt was her fate.
Alvah Erskine Smith (1853-1933) was raised in Mobile, Alabama, a daughter of wealthy cotton merchant Murray Forbes Smith and Phoebe Desha, whose father general Robert Desha was a US representative from Tennessee and whose uncle Joseph Desha was governor of Kentucky.
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