Cornelius Vanderbilt II
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Cornelius Vanderbilt II

United States Railroad Manager
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Born Nov 27, 1843

Cornelius Vanderbilt II was an American socialite, heir, businessman, and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family. He was the favorite grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who left him $5 million, and the eldest son of William Henry Vanderbilt, who left him close to $70 million. In his turn he succeeded them as head of the New York Central and related railroad lines in 1885.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1843 Birth Born in 1843.

TWENTIES

1867 24 Years Old In 1867 he married Alice Claypoole Gwynne (1845–1934) whom he met at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church where both taught Sunday School.
1869 26 Years Old Their eldest child, a daughter named Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, was born in 1869 but died of a childhood illness in 1874 at the age of five. … Read More

FORTIES

1885 42 Years Old …  In his turn he succeeded them as head of the New York Central and related railroad lines in 1885.

FIFTIES

1896 53 Years Old He had a reputation as something of a workaholic, though a stroke in 1896 compelled him to reduce his active business involvement.
1899 56 Years Old Died in 1899.
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