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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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.

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

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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Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Madeleine Astor's Impeccable Earrings

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

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