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Ward M. McAllister
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Birth: 1827
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 31, 1895
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Social arbiter of late 19th century New York who coined the phrase, "The 400," for the city's fashionable elite. Only 400 people could fit comfortably into Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor's ballroom.

Hutchinson Gazette., February 07, 1895, Image 6

A MOB AT HIS FUNERAL
People of New York Pay Little Respect to the Late Ward McAllister.
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.- The funeral of Ward McAllister took place from Grace church to-day.
The crowd at times was most unruly. Attempts were made to steal flowers and even whole floral pieces, amd so great was the clamor for good places that the late comers crowded right in on the heels of the mourners and had to be forced back by the police.


McAllister's downfall came when he published a book of memoirs entitled Society as I Have Found It in 1890. The book, and his hunger for media attention, did little to endear him to the old guard, who valued their privacy in an era when millionaires were the equivalent of modern movie stars. 
 
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 Parents:
  Matthew Hall McAllister (1800 - 1865)
  Louisa Charlotte Cutler McAllister (1801 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Tainter Gibbons McAllister (____ - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Louise Ward McAllister Lewis (1854 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julian McAllister (1823 - 1887)*
  Hall McAllister (1826 - 1888)*
  Ward M. McAllister (1827 - 1895)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Catacombs Crypt Sec 74 Lot 29325
 
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Record added: Dec 13, 2008
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