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John Jacob Astor


Businessman and buyer who became the very first American multimillionaire after developing a monopoly within the hair trading sector. His first work was doing work for his dad being a dairy products salesmen. He began his business smuggling opium around enough time of the brand new War. He previously one sibling. He wedded Sarah Cox Todd, and jointly that they had eight kids. He bought a rent on Manhattan isle from Aaron Burr.

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Full Name John Jacob Astor IV
Date Of Birth July 17, 1763
Died April 15, 1912, Atlantic Ocean
Place Of Birth Walldorf, Germany
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Harvard University, St. Paul's School
Nationality German, American
Spouse Madeleine Astor, Ava Lowle Willing
Children Vincent Astor, John Jacob Astor VI, Ava Alice Muriel Astor
Parents Johann Jacob Astor, Maria Magdalena Vorfelder
Siblings Georg Astor, Heinrich Astor, Melchior Astor
Star Sign Cancer

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1 Upon his death, his remains were interred at Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum in New York City. His location plot is Westerly Division, Lots 743-786.
2 Astor had a miniature steam locomotive which he rode around his estate. He had a small train station and a round house build for this steam engine.
3 During his life he also developed several mechanical devices including a bicycle brake, helped to develop the turbine engine, and invented a pneumatic road-improver.
4 He was the richest person on the RMS Titanic.
5 Was 46 when he married Madeleine Talmadge Force; she was 18.
6 Wife Madeleine Astor named their son after her late husband in August 1912.
7 Has three children; daughter Ava (b. 1902) and sons Vincent (b. 1892) and John Jacob Astor V (b. 1912)
8 Lieutenant-Colonel, U.S. Army, in the Spanish-American War.



Col. John Jacob Astor, Staff and Veterans of the Spanish-American War 1899 Short Himself
President McKinley's Inspection of Camp Wikoff 1898 Short Himself

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Tesla: Master of Lightning 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself (This Is John Jacob Astor Vi)
Titanic: Death of a Dream 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - as John Astor
National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic 1986 Video documentary Himself - passenger (uncredited)

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1 A man who has a million dollars is as well off as if he were rich.

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