Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fun and the use of his home on fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor.

Madeline inherited from her husband the income from a five million dollar trust fun and the use of his home on fifth Ave, and in the Newport so long as she did not marry. In August 1912 she gave birth to a son with whom she was pregnant on the Titanic and she named him after her husband, John Jacob Astor.

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A grief-stricken Madeleine Astor captured by a newsman's camera. Below, right: Newsies hand out papers announcing the Titanic Disaster, subheaded "Mrs. Astor Is Saved" . . . as if she were the only person among 1,514 dead who really counted.

A grief-stricken Madeleine Astor captured by a newsman's camera. Below, right: Newsies hand out papers announcing the Titanic Disaster, subheaded "Mrs. Astor Is Saved" . . . as if she were the only person among 1,514 dead who really counted.

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Even in mourning,  Madeleine Astor wore the diamond dog collar and pearls her husband had given her.

Even in mourning, Madeleine Astor wore the diamond dog collar and pearls her husband had given her.

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Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Madeleine Astor's Impeccable Ring

Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Madeleine Astor's Impeccable Ring

A soigne, if mournful, Madeleine Astor leaving church in White Sulpher Springs on the second anniversary of the disaster.

A soigne, if mournful, Madeleine Astor leaving church in White Sulpher Springs on the second anniversary of the disaster.

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Biography and pictures of Madeleine Astor, pregnant wife of Titanic victim John Jacob Astor

Biography and pictures of Madeleine Astor, pregnant wife of Titanic victim John Jacob Astor

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News photo of John Jacob and Madeleine Astor in Newport, taken soon after their marriage...

News photo of John Jacob and Madeleine Astor in Newport, taken soon after their marriage...

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