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What was William K Vanderbilt known for?

What was William K Vanderbilt known for?

William Henry Vanderbilt, (born May 8, 1821, New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.—died Dec. 8, 1885, New York, N.Y.), American railroad magnate and philanthropist who nearly doubled the Vanderbilt family fortune established and in large part bequeathed to him by his father, Cornelius.

Who did Vanderbilt marry?

Anne Harrimanm. 1903
Alva Belmontm. 1875–1895
William Kissam Vanderbilt/Spouse

Is Gloria Vanderbilt related to William Vanderbilt?

Bill Cecil Jr., Asheville native and CEO of the Biltmore Co., is Gloria Vanderbilt’s third cousin (they share great-grandfather William Henry Vanderbilt I).

How old was William Kissam Vanderbilt when he died?

William Kissam Vanderbilt II (26 October 1878 – 8 January 1944) was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman, and a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family . He was born on October 26, 1878, in New York City, the second child and first son of William Kissam Vanderbilt and Alva Erskine Smith.

Who was the father of Cornelius Vanderbilt II?

Cornelius Vanderbilt II was born on November 27, 1843 on Staten Island, New York to William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885) and Maria Louisa Kissam. Vanderbilt established a reputation for a strong work ethic while clerking at the Shoe and Leather Bank in New York City.

When did William Henry Vanderbilt inherit his father’s Fortune?

Vanderbilt became the richest American after he took over his father’s fortune in 1877 until his own death in 1885, passing on a substantial part of the fortune to his wife and children, particularly to his sons Cornelius II and William. He inherited nearly $100 million from his father.

Where did William Vanderbilt live when he died?

Vanderbilt died in Paris, France on July 22, 1920. His remains were brought home and interred in the Vanderbilt family vault in the Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York.