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Flowers left for George Vanderbilt
The ColumbianColumbia, Marion Co., Ms.March 12, 1914GEORGE W. VANDERBILT JR. George W. Vanderbilt Jr. the youngest son of the "commodore" died in New York on Monday, March 2, 1914, following an operation he underwent for appendicitis. The deceased had been nick named the farmer. He acquired an extensive, magnificent estate near Ashville, N. C., and named it Biltmore. Upon it was built a commodious elegant residence containing 100 guest rooms. His stables are filled with full blooded stock for raising purposes and numerous horses for pleasure and work are kept. The most interesting spot in the dairy where everything is done by electrical power. Two hundred Holstein and jersey cows supply the milk for the dairy. The estate is managed by a superintendent, who has under him is about 1800 laborers which are constantly improving , caring and beautifying this vast estate which is the pride of that region. Mr. Vanderbilt is survived by his widow and two children. Info by Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur.
- janine mcquiston
 Added: Jan. 2, 2012

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