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William Henry Vanderbilt, II
Birth: Dec. 21, 1870
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 23, 1892
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

William H. Vanderbilt Dead

The son of Cornelius Vanderbilt succumbs to typhoid fever. William H. Vanderbilt, eldest son of Cornelius Vanderbilt, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at the home of his father, Fifty seventh Street and Fifth Avenue. His father and mother their five other children, and Dr. J. W. McLane were at the bedside when the young man breathed his last. Death came very peacefully. A hemorrhage of the stomach occurred at 8:30P.M. after which the sufferer passed into a deep sleep, from which he never awoke. At one time during the afternoon he rallied, and his temperature went down to 100 1/2. Drs. McLane and Draper were almost beginning to hope, but it was soon evident that it was only a flicker of the candle, and all hope died with the last hemorrhage. Young Vanderbilt was stricken with typhoid fever, which it is thought he contracted while on a Easter tour through the Western States. He was in delicate health at the time and very susceptible to all malarial influences. He was brought to his father's house May 6, as his sickness was recognized as serious from the beginning. Born Dec. 21, 1870 in this city, young Vanderbilt was little over twenty-one years ald at the time of his death. His surviving brothers and sisters are Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Gertrude, Alfred, Reginald, and Gladys. William H. Vanderbilt received, the first part of his education at Cutler's School, in this city. He then went to St. Paul's school, Concord, N. H., where he took a great interest in rowing, being stroke of the school crew. From St. Paul's he went to Yale in 1889, becoming a member of the class of 93. He roomed in Durfee Hall, Moses Taylor being his roommate. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity and one of the most popular men in his class. During the past few months the young man had been elected to membership in the Knickerbocker, New York Yacht, Seawanhaka Corinthian, Racket and Tennis, Country, Westchester Polo, and Riding Clubs. He was noted as an excellent horseman, a first class cross country rider, and an expert polo player. Young Vanderbilt was the owner of the forty-six-foot sloop yacht Ilderim, one of Burgess's last boats, which he had intended to put in commission this Summer. He was the favorite grandson of William H. Vanderbilt, who left him a legacy of $1,000,000, the income to come to him as soon as he attained his majority, and the disposal of the principal to pass into his hands when he became thirty years old. He had also a large allowance from his father, so large, in fact, that in his sophomore year he gave $5,000 for the new gymnasium at Yale.

New York Times May 24, 1892 
Family links: 
  Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843 - 1899)
  Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt (1845 - 1934)
  Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (1868 - 1873)*
  William Henry Vanderbilt (1870 - 1892)
  Cornelius Vanderbilt (1873 - 1942)*
  Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875 - 1942)*
  Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877 - 1915)*
  Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880 - 1925)*
  Gladys Moore Vanderbilt Széchenyi (1886 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Vanderbilt Mausoleum
New Dorp
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
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Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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William Henry Vanderbilt, II
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William Henry Vanderbilt, II
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William Henry Vanderbilt, II
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