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John Jacob Astor Iv

John Astor IV, first class passenger on the RMS Titanic. He went down with the ship. Resting place is in NY.

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The Astors - John Jacob Astor had caused a scandal by marrying the eighteen year old Madeleine Force, she was two years younger than his son. Returning from their honeymoon, they boarded at Cherbourg, with a maid, a manservant, a personal nurse, and a dog. The Astors' staterooms were without equal, with working fireplaces and adjoining quarters for servants, the suites cost $4,000 ($50,000 in today's terms).

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John Jacob "Jakey" Astor VI (1912–1992) American socialite & businessman. Dubbed the "Titanic Baby", best known for his affiliation with the RMS Titanic, being an unborn survivor of the sinking. He was born four months after his father, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of the Titanic, whose estate was around $100 million (equivalent to $2,418,965,517 in 2013). Jakey inherited $3 million on his 21st birthday, which by that point had grown to $5 million (equivalent to $90,167,095 in…

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John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeline leaving their apartment

John Jacob Astor IV, born July 13, 1864, the son of Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor and William Backhouse Astor, Jr. At the age of 47, he married 18-year-old Madeleine Talmage Force. Five months pregnant when Titanic sank, Madeleine Astor gave birth to his second son, John Jacob Astor VI on August 14, 1912.

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John Jacob Astor, age 48, at the boat train that would take him & his bride to the Titanic for their ill-fated voyage home. Astor's body was recovered by the MacKay-Bennett on April 22. Because his body was badly crushed and covered in soot, Astor is believed to have been smashed by the first smokestack as it fell from Titanic.

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Your chance of surviving was best if you held a first class ticket, but even that was no guarantee. Less than a third of the people on board would survive. Among the victims would be John Jacob Astor, the wealthiest passenger and one of the world's richest men.

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John Jacob Astor IV and his wife Madeleine, the wealthiest passengers on board the ship. Madeleine survived.

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Mrs. John Jacob Astor IV, the former Madeleine Talmadge Force, 1903. She survived the sinking of the Titanic while John Jacob Astor IV perished in 1912.

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Madeleine Astor, Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV, ca. 1910.

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