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William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor, was born 31 March 1848 in Manhattan, New York, United States to John Jacob Astor (1822-1890) and Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887) and died 18 October 1919 in Western House, Brighton, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom of heart failure. He married Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894) 6 June 1878 . Notable ancestors include Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Canaan.



Children


Offspring of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952) 19 May 1879 Manhattan, New York, United States 30 September 1952 Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom Nancy Witcher Langhorne (1879-1964)

Pauline Astor (1880-1972)
John Rudolf Astor (1881-1881)
John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor (1886-1971) 20 May 1886 Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States 19 July 1971 Cannes, France Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1889-1965)

Gwendolyn Enid Astor (1889-1902)



Namesakes of William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875)New York City, New York, United StatesNew York City, New York, United StatesJohn Jacob Astor (1763-1848)Sarah Cox Todd (1761-1834)Margaret Alida Rebecca Armstrong (1800-1872)
William Backhouse Astor (1829-1892)Manhattan, New York, United StatesParis, Île-de-France, FranceWilliam Backhouse Astor (1792-1875)Margaret Alida Rebecca Armstrong (1800-1872)Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830-1908)
William Vincent Astor (1891-1959)Manhattan, New York, United States120 East End Avenue, Manhattan, New York, United StatesJohn Jacob Astor (1864-1912)Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958)Helen Dinsmore Huntington (1893-1976)+Mary Benedict Cushing (1906-1978)+Roberta Brooke Russell (1902-2007)
William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (1848-1919)Manhattan, New York, United StatesWestern House, Brighton, East Sussex, England, United KingdomJohn Jacob Astor (1822-1890)Charlotte Augusta Gibbes (1825-1887)Mary Dahlgren Paul (1858-1894)



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