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Caroline Webster Astor
Original name: Caroline Schermerhorn
Birth: Sep. 22, 1830
Death: Oct. 30, 1908

Socialite. She was "the" Mrs. Astor and the granddaughter-in-law of patriarch John Jacob Astor, who had amassed a family fortune even greater than her own. Married to William Astor in 1853, she became the queen of Gilded Age society, disdaining to associate with those not named to her elite "List of 400." A feud with her nephew William Waldorf Astor was eventually resolved with the establishment of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the 1890's, the details of the truce having been worked out between William and her son, John Jacob Astor IV, who later perished in the sinking of the Titanic. Caroline Astor was spared the grief of his loss, however, as she had predeceased him 4 years earlier. After her death she was memorialized both uptown and downtown: her body was consigned to the Astor family vault in Manhatten's Trinity Cemetery, and a 39-foot high cenotaph designed by Thomas Nash was erected to her memory in Trinity Churchyard at Wall Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan. (bio by: Nikita Barlow) 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Schermerhorn (1783 - 1850)
  Helen White Schermerhorn (1792 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  William Backhouse Astor (1830 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  Emily Astor Van Alen (1854 - 1881)*
  Helen Astor Roosevelt (1858 - 1893)*
  Charlotte Augusta Astor Haig (1858 - 1920)*
  Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson (1861 - 1948)*
  John Jacob Astor (1864 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry W Schermerhorn (1810 - 1811)*
  Augustus V C Schermerhorn (1812 - 1846)*
  Archibald B Schermerhorn (1814 - 1862)*
  Helen Schermerhorn Irving (1820 - 1893)*
  Caroline Webster Astor (1830 - 1908)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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