John Jacob Astor IV in 1909. He was the wealthiest person aboard Titanic.

John Jacob Astor IV in 1909. He was the wealthiest person aboard Titanic.

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.

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.

Madeleine Astor ~ Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV ~ Circa 1910 ~ Source: Library of Congress

Madeleine Astor ~ Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV ~ Circa 1910 ~ Source: Library of Congress

John Jacob Astor IV (Jul 13, 1864 - Apr 15, 1912) and his second wife, Madeline Talmadge Force Astor. On their return home from an extended Honeymoon abroad, the Astor's were returning home to New York to await the birth of their first child. J.J., as he was known, perished. Madeline gave birth to a son, John Jacob Astor V, in August 1912.

John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV (Jul 13, 1864 - Apr 15, 1912) and his second wife, Madeline Talmadge Force Astor. On their return home from an extended Honeymoon abroad, the Astor's were returning home to New York to await the birth of their first child. J.J., as he was known, perished. Madeline gave birth to a son, John Jacob Astor V, in August 1912.

The body of John Jacob Astor IV (Body No. 124), was recovered by the MacKay-Bennett.  This photo shows Astor's funeral in New York. Astor’s body had been given to the care of a Mr. N. Biddle and forwarded to New York on May 1, 1912. J.J. Astor was the richest person aboard Titanic. At the time of the  sinking, his young wife, 19-year-old Madeleine Force, was pregnant, she gave birth to a son, John Jacob Astor VI, Aug. 14, 1912, exactly four months after the sinking of Titanic. (LIBRARY OF…

The body of John Jacob Astor IV (Body No. 124), was recovered by the MacKay-Bennett. This photo shows Astor's funeral in New York. Astor’s body had been given to the care of a Mr. N. Biddle and forwarded to New York on May 1, 1912. J.J. Astor was the richest person aboard Titanic. At the time of the sinking, his young wife, 19-year-old Madeleine Force, was pregnant, she gave birth to a son, John Jacob Astor VI, Aug. 14, 1912, exactly four months after the sinking of Titanic. (LIBRARY OF…

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…

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…

Col. John Jacob Astor IV |  Astor divorced his wife, Ava in 1909 and married Madeleine Force (18yr old). He lost public respect due to gossip and they went abroad for the winter until gossip stopped. | They decided to return home on Titanic. Astor ridiculed the lifeboats  thinking he was safer on deck. He changed his mind at the last minute and tried to board lifeboat 4 with his pregnant wife but was denied.

Col. John Jacob Astor IV | Astor divorced his wife, Ava in 1909 and married Madeleine Force (18yr old). He lost public respect due to gossip and they went abroad for the winter until gossip stopped. | They decided to return home on Titanic. Astor ridiculed the lifeboats thinking he was safer on deck. He changed his mind at the last minute and tried to board lifeboat 4 with his pregnant wife but was denied.

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

John Jacob Astor IV

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

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