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Caroline Webster Astor
Original name: Caroline Schermerhorn
Birth: Sep. 22, 1830
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1908
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

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) 
Family links: 
  Abraham Schermerhorn (1783 - 1850)
  Helen Van Courtlandt White Schermerhorn (1792 - 1881)
  William Backhouse Astor (1829 - 1892)
  Emily Astor Van Alen (1854 - 1881)*
  Charlotte Augusta Astor Drayton Haig (1858 - 1920)*
  Helen Schermerhorn Astor Roosevelt (1858 - 1893)*
  Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson (1861 - 1948)*
  John Jacob Astor (1864 - 1912)*
  Henry White Schermerhorn (1810 - 1811)*
  Augustus Van Courtlandt Schermerhorn (1812 - 1846)*
  Archibald Bruce Schermerhorn (1814 - 1862)*
  Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones (1817 - 1874)*
  Anna White Schermerhorn Suydam (1818 - 1886)*
  Helen Schermerhorn Irving (1820 - 1893)*
  Katharine Elida Schermerhorn Welles (1828 - 1858)*
  Caroline Webster Astor (1830 - 1908)
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Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 40.83339, -73.94809
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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