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 John Jacob Astor, III

John Jacob Astor, III

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Feb 1890 (aged 67)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Plot Westerly Division, Lots 743-786
Memorial ID 2304 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Financier. Grandson of patriarch John Jacob Astor I and son of William Backhouse Astor. He devoted his life to philanthropy and civic affairs. He and his wife Charlotte provided funding for a host of charities, including the Children's Aid Society, the Astor Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Cancer Hospital. During the Civil War, he served as an volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General George B. McClellan, and recieved the brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services in the campaign of the Peninsula". A monument erected in his memory is directly across from the Astor family vault.


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2304
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jacob Astor, III (10 Jun 1822–22 Feb 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2304, citing Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .