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Consuelo Vanderbilt

Consuelo Vanderbilt

Female 1877 - 1964

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  • Born  1877  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  06 Dec 1964  Southampton, Long Island, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  Bladon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I131  Vanderbilt
    Last Modified  19 Dec 2009 

    Father  William Kissam Vanderbilt,   b. 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alva Erskine Smith,   b. abt. 1852, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1874 
    Photos
    Idle Hour
    Idle Hour
    Family home of William Kissam Vanderbilt Sr. in Oakdale, Long Island. Burned shortly after WK Jr. & Virginia were married. Second mansion was built and is now part of the campus of Dowling College.

    Source: "Fire Mars Vanderbilt Honeymoon." San Francisco Call [San Francisco, CA] 12 Apr. 1899. Library of Congress: Chronicling America. http://tinyurl.com/p76woz

    660 Fifth Avenue: Home of William K. & Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt
    660 Fifth Avenue: Home of William K. & Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt
    Picture from Wikipedia commons.
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Charles Richard John Spencer-Churhill,   d. 1934 
    Married  06 Nov 1895  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Divorced  09 Nov 1921  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
    >1. John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill,   b. 18 Sep 1897
     2. Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill,   d. 1961
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F56  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Louis-Jacques Balsan,   b. abt. 1868,   d. 1956, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jul 1921  [7, 8
    Last Modified  3 Feb 2008 
    Family ID  F57  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    » Slide Show
    Drawing: Outside the Church at the Marriage
    Drawing: Outside the Church at the Marriage
    From the New York Times article, She is Now a Duchess, published 7 Nov 1895.
    Drawing: Some of Consuelo's Bridesmaids
    Drawing: Some of Consuelo's Bridesmaids
    From the New York Times article, She is Now a Duchess, published 7 Nov 1895.
    Family Portrait: Duke of Marlborough & family
    Family Portrait: Duke of Marlborough & family
    Painted in 1905 by John Singer Sargent.
    http://jssgallery.org/Paintings/Duke_of_Marlborough_Family.htm
    Consuelo Vanderbilt with her two sons
    Consuelo Vanderbilt with her two sons
    Picture from NPR story - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5159494

    Documents
    1880 NY Census: William Kissam & Alva Vanderbilt
    1880 NY Census: William Kissam & Alva Vanderbilt
    Enumeration Date: 26 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 321
    Page: 53
    Location: Oakdale, Suffolk County, New York

    #530
    1. W.K. - Head, age 31, railroad king
    2. Alva - wife, age 27, born in AL, father born in VA, mother born in TN
    3. Consuela - daughter, age 3
    4. W.K. Jr. - son, age 1

    Link to full image.

  • Notes 
    • In 1933 was approached by Bruce Bundy to go in on purchase of an island in France and make the legal tender US dollars. [9]

    Buried:
    • Funeral service was 10 Dec 1964 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Famous Families of New York, Hamm, Margherita Arlina., (G.P. Putnamís Sons, 1902.), http://is.gd/9wA., 209, 1902.

    2. [S36] Duyckinck, Whitehead Cornell, and John Cornell. The Duyckinck and Allied Families Being a Record of the Descendants of Evert Duyckink Who Settled in New Amsterdam, Now New York, in 1638., Duyckinck, Whitehead Cornell; Cornell, John, (Tobias A. Wright, 1908.), http://books.google.com/books?id=8k9KAAAAMAAJ., 87.

    3. [S85] Mrs. Balsan Dies; Former Vanderbilt, (New York Times, 7 Dec 1964), http://is.gd/SeT..

    4. [S77] FindAGrave.

    5. [S43] She Is Now A Duchess, (New York Times, 7 Nov 1895), http://tinyurl.com/yvv7v6..

    6. [S44] Freed from Marlborough. Duchess's Divorce Decree of Nov. 9 Is Now Made Absolute, (New York Times, 14 May 1921), http://tinyurl.com/yppmbn..

    7. [S45] Give Notice of Coming Marriage of Col. Balsan To Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, (New York Times, 3 July 1921), http://tinyurl.com/26kvgx..

    8. [S46] Mrs. Oliver H.P. Belmont to Reside in France; Buying Home Near ex-Duchess, Her Daughter, (New York Times, 8 Jul 1821), http://tinyurl.com/24c63g..

    9. [S83] Vanderbilt Family Genealogy Blog, (Taneya Koonce).
      http://is.gd/Sez