William Henry Vanderbilt

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William Henry Vanderbilt
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Born8 Mey 1821(1821-05-08)
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Dee'd8 December 1885(1885-12-08) (aged 64)
Manhattan, New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Restin place
Moravian Seemetry
ThriftAwner o the New York Central Railroad an ither railweys.
Net wirthIncrease nearly US$232 million (equivalent tae approximately $6,184,088,889 in 2019 dollars)
Poleetical pairty
ReleegionMoravian Kirk, later becam Episcopalian[1]
Hauf-marrae(s)Maria Louisa Kissam
(m. 1841; his death 1885)
BairnsCornelius, Margaret, William, Emily, Florence, Frederick, Eliza, an George
PawrentsCornelius Vanderbilt
Sophia Johnson
KinSee Vanderbilt faimily
SignaturAppletons' Vanderbilt Cornelius - William Henry signature.png

William Henry "Billy" Vanderbilt (Mey 8, 1821 – December 8, 1885) wis an American businessman an philanthropist.[2] He wis the eldest son o Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, an heir tae his fortuin an a prominent member o the Vanderbilt faimily.

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  1. Biographical Dictionary of American Business Leaders, Part 4 by John N. Ingham, p. 1503
  2. "Wm. H. Vanderbilt Dead. He is Prostrated by Paralysis While Talking to Robert Jarrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and Dies Without Speaking. His Vast Wealth Estimated at Two Hundred Millions". Washington Post. 9 December 1885. Archived frae the original on 4 Juin 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2008. William H. Vanderbilt died at his residence in this city, of paralysis, at half-past two o'clock this afternoon. He arose this morning at his usual hour, and at breakfast served to the members of the family, most of whom were present, he appeared to be in his usual health and in a more than usually happy frame of mind.