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Commodore Vanderbilt and his family

Dorothy Kelly MacDowell

Commodore Vanderbilt and his family

a biographical account of the Descendants of Cornelius and Sophia Johnson Vanderbilt

by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell

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Published by D.K. MacDowell in Hendersonville, NC (1700 5th Ave., Hendersonville 28739) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vanderbilt family.,
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1794-1877 -- Family.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDorothy K. MacDowell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCS71.V228 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 235 p. :
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2224834M
    LC Control Number89064016

    If interested in a complete biography of Vanderbilt please consider a copy of T.J. Stiles' "The First Tycoon: The Epic Life Of Cornelius Vanderbilt." It is the quintessential book on his life. Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on , the fourth child of Phebe Hand and Cornelius Van Der Bilt (original spelling). William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (May 8, – December 8, ) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir to his fortune and a prominent member of the Vanderbilt bilt became the richest American after he took over his father's fortune in until his own death in , passing on a substantial part of the.

    Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful /5(4). He had a prosperous plantation in Alabama where he had a large family, one of whom was Mrs. Robert L. Crawford, a granddaughter who was the mother of the late Commodore Vanderbilt’s second wife. This visit of their uncle Hand was lengthened by his being thrown out of a wagon and a broken leg kept him here a long time.

      The Vanderbilt palaces that survive today have passed into other hands, although as late as the Commodore's last surviving granddaughter, Mrs. Florence Vanderbilt . Fortune’s Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt, by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, lays out this sad and sordid history. If you think you had bad parents, just read this book! Cornelius Vanderbilt () is famous for being the stingiest, most foul-mouthed monopolist of the Robber Baron era/5.


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Commodore Vanderbilt and his family by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell Download PDF EPUB FB2

I made a mistake. I thought his was the highly praised life of Vanderbilt. It was not. The one I should have read was "The First Tycoon". This book is a dreary list of shipping in the Atlantic and railroads in the East in the first half of the 19th Century/5(25).

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Commodore Vanderbilt and his family by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell,D.K.

MacDowell edition, in EnglishPages: Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt - Kindle edition by Renehan Jr., Edward J. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt/5(25).

From the book "Commodore Vanderbilt and His Family by Dorothy Kelly MacDowell: Two of the seven children of Jacob and Mary Sprague van der Bilt are ancestors to the Commodore's children.

Commodore Vanderbilt and his family: a biographical account of the descendants of Cornelius and Sophia Johnson Vanderbilt. What a complete and utter bastard. If Edward J. Renehan Jr.'s Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt is anything to go by, shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt was the definition of Commodore Vanderbilt and his family book.

He amassed more wealth in his lifetime than Bill Gates, almost never gave to charitable causes, eschewed his wife and relations, and had the personality of someone who might /5. The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt was a meticulously and extensively researched biography of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt.

This interesting and compelling book told not only the story of this powerful man but also the history of America during one of the most sweeping and memorable times in our history.4/5().

In fact, Cornelius (Commodore) Vanderbilt’s descendants are so dispersed, so ignorant of their family’s past and so un- rich that many never knew the extent of their ancestors’ fortunes until. Common terms and phrases. 1st marriage 2nd marriage Adele Alfred Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Alice Allen Alva Anne attended Barbara Barker became born in NYC brother Brown Burden Charles child Christopher College Commodore Consuelo Cornelius Vanderbilt daughter death DESCENDANTS died divorced Earl Edith educated Edward Elizabeth Emily Emily Sloane England Ethelinda farm father.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern by: This book tells of the gaining of the great wealth by Commodore Vanderbilt and what each one of his children and subsequent generations did with his money after his death, until, finally all was spent and there were no more Vanderbilt book will not disappoint.

2 people found this helpful. Cornelius Vanderbilt, byname Commodore Vanderbilt, (bornPort Richmond, Staten Island, New York, U.S.—died January 4,New York, New York), American shipping and railroad magnate who acquired a personal fortune of more than $ million.

The son of an impoverished farmer and boatman, Vanderbilt quit school at age 11 to work on the waterfront.

In Fortune's Children, Arthur T. Vanderbilt II paints a vivid portrait of his ancestors. The Commodore is one of the most important capitalists this country has ever produced, and with the marriage of his great-granddaughter to the Duke of Marlborough, this book will make Reviews: The Commodore Vanderbilt, named for New York Central's most famous leader, was second in stature to only flagship 20th Century Limited.

The train (which should be confused with a Class J-1 Hudson, #, that carried the same name; it was the first NYC streamlined steamer, outshopped in December of ) also served the New York to Chicago market and was given the very best of equipment; it.

I loved reading about The Commodore (Cornelius Vanderbilt) and how he built up his fortune to make him the world's richest man by The book is very detailed and we are introduced to several key members of the Vanderbilt family and learn about their marriages how they squandered the fortune that Commodore built up/5.

Having recently visited Biltmore, I was curious to find out what I could about George and his wife Edith, who were the master and mistress of Biltmore. This book starts with the parents and grandparents of the Commodore, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and pretty much covers the family up to modern times/5(11).

A descendant of Dutch settlers who came to America in the mids, Cornelius Vanderbilt was born into humble circumstances onon Staten Island, New parents were farmers. The family patriarch, Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, managed to transform $ borrowed from his mother into a $ million dollar fortune by the time of his death.

His inheritance to his family was more than what was held in the U.S. Treasury at the time. The story of this wealth goes:TheAuthor: Will Bonner. William Henry () was George Washington Vanderbilt's father.

The “Commodore” wasn’t so sure William Henry had his sense for business, although driven by his father’s example of stepping higher than the last Vanderbilt, William Henry doubled the family’s assets as a financier.

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Profile of Cornelius (Neil) Vanderbilt From the book "Commodore Vanderbilt and His Family" Cornelius Vanderbilt Cup/ Press Packet Program Guide. This was the only mention of Vanderbilt in the program. The copy incorrectly stated that Cornelius was Willie K's nephew. Vanderbilt Cup Race.

Commodore Vanderbilt book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Corneel flung up that lion head of his, a mingling of amusement and r. The palatial Cornelius Vanderbilt II House on Fifth Avenue survived less than 50 years.

Bythe crown jewel of an American royal family was rubble—and today it’s Bergdorf’s.