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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Birth: Jan. 9, 1875
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1942
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Artist. A sculptor and patron of the arts, she maintained a studio in Greenwich Village and founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931. Her works of hers include "Aztec Fountain" and "Titanic Memorial" in Washington, D. C., "Buffalo Bill Cody" in Cody, Wyoming, and "Peter Stuyvesant" in New York City. A great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was involved in a bitter custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt, in 1935. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843 - 1899)
  Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt (1845 - 1934)
 
 Spouse:
  Harry Payne Whitney (1872 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1899 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (1868 - 1873)*
  William Henry Vanderbilt (1870 - 1892)*
  Cornelius Vanderbilt (1873 - 1942)*
  Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875 - 1942)
  Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877 - 1915)*
  Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Lake View Plot, Section 74
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Aug 01, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6653335
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