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Gertrude Vanderbilt

Gertrude Vanderbilt

Female 1873 - 1942

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  • Born  09 Jan 1873  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Died  18 Apr 1942  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  20 Apr 1942  Bronx, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I75  Vanderbilt
    Last Modified  21 Jul 2008 

    Father  Cornelius Vanderbilt, II,   b. 27 Nov 1843, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1899, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Claypoole Gwynne,   b. abt. 1845, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1934, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1867 
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family  Harry Payne Whitney,   b. 29 Apr 1872, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1930 
    Married  25 Aug 1896  Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    Married:
    • The Aug. 25th wedding was ritualistic. The couple was legally married in New York prior.
    Children 
     1. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
     2. Flora Payne Whitney,   b. 1897,   d. 1986
    >3. Barbara Whitney,   b. 21 Mar 1903,   d. Dec 1982, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F24  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney wearing a jeweled gown and tiara and holding a peacock feather fan. Published in: Vogue, Jan. 15, 1917. (from Library of Congress Prints & Photgraphs Online Catalog)
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.12374
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Repository: Archives of American Art.Collection: Charles Scribner's Sons Art Reference Department Records, c. 1865-1957. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/2978061656/

    Documents
    Obituary: Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney
    Obituary: Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney
    Source: Mrs. H.P. Whitney, Wealthy Sculptor, Dies in NY, (Dallas Morning News, 19 Apr 1942).

    Headstones
    Grave Monument: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
    Grave Monument: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

  • Notes 
    • Bio from FindAGrave - Artist. A sculptor and patron of the arts, she maintained a studio in Greenwich Village and founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1931. Her works of hers include "Aztec Fountain" and "Titanic Memorial" in Washington, D. C., "Buffalo Bill Cody" in Cody, Wyoming, and "Peter Stuyvesant" in New York City. A great-granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, she was involved in a bitter custody battle for her niece, Gloria Vanderbilt, in 1935.

    Born:
    • FindAGrave & Wikipedia have 1875 as birth year.

  • 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.
      has 1876 as birth year.

    3. [S91] Whitney Rites Tomorrow, (New York Times, 19 Apr 1942).

    4. [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.

    5. [S90] Vanderbilt-Whitney Wedding, (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 25 Aug 1896), http://is.gd/YEx..