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date: 25 August 2019

Astor, John Jacob, IVlocked

(13 July 1864–15 April 1912)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Astor, John Jacob, IV (13 July 1864–15 April 1912), businessman, was born at “Ferncliff,” his father’s estate at Rinebeck-on-Hudson, New York, the son of William Backhouse Astor, Jr., and Caroline Webster Schermerhorn ( Caroline Astor). As the great-grandson and namesake of fur trade magnate ...

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