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Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fun and the use of his home on fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor.

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Even in mourning, Madeleine Astor wore the diamond dog collar and pearls her husband had given her.

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John Jacob and Madeleine Astor shortly before leaving New York on their honeymoon...he lost his life on their return hom on the ill-fated Titanic.

A grief-stricken Madeleine Astor captured by a newsman's camera. Below, right: Newsies hand out papers announcing the Titanic Disaster, subheaded "Mrs. Astor Is Saved" . . . as if she were the only person among 1,514 dead who really counted.

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Was this the real life Titanic love story? The untold story of the romance between stonemason and tycoon's wife

1st-class survivor Margaret Astor aboard #Titanic. Double-click pic for #History article.

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A soigne, if mournful, Madeleine Astor leaving church in White Sulpher Springs on the second anniversary of the disaster.

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News photo of John Jacob and Madeleine Astor in Newport, taken soon after their marriage...