Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I

Born Oct 20, 1877
Hometown New York City
Died May 7, 1915
Death Place Atlantic Ocean
Political Party Republican Party ...

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt I was an extremely wealthy sportsman and a member of the famous Vanderbilt family of philanthropists. He died on the RMS Lusitania.

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1877 Birth Born in 1877.


1901 24 Years Old On January 11, 1901 Alfred Vanderbilt married Ellen French, known as Elsie, in Newport, Rhode Island. … Read More


1908 31 Years Old A scandal erupted in April 1908 after Elsie filed for divorce, alleging adultery with Agnes O'Brien Ruíz, the wife of the Cuban attaché in Washington, D. C.. The publicity ultimately led Agnes Ruíz to commit suicide in 1909. … Read More
1911 34 Years Old Vanderbilt spent considerable time in London after the divorce and remarried there on December 17, 1911 to the wealthy American divorcée Margaret Emerson (1884–1960). She was the daughter of wealthy drug manufacturer Captain Isaac Edward Emerson (1859–1931) and his first wife Emily Askew. She was heiress to the Bromo-Seltzer fortune. Margaret had been married from 1902-1910 to Dr. Smith Hollins McKim, a wealthy physician of Baltimore, Maryland. … Read More
…  He also enjoyed fox hunting, and in the spring of 1915 was headed for England to purchase hunting dogs and horses.
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