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241: Madeleine Astor Dick

Survived the Sinking of the RMS Titanic at the Age of Eighteen, and She was Pregnant

Born: 19 June 1893, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Died: 27 March 1940, Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

Madeleine was married to Colonel John Jacob Astor IV—one of the richest men in the world at the time (he would not survive the sinking) and was pregnant with his son.

They were coming back to America on the Titanic after an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Europe.

Madeleine inherited her husband’s five-million-dollar estate and two houses so long as she did not remarry.

However, during World War I she did end up remarrying and had two sons with her new husband (relinquishing her claim to the Astor fortune).

They divorced and she remarried before divorcing again.

Madeleine reportedly died of heart disease, but it could have possibly been from a prescription overdose.

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Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World by Hugh Brewster

The Jews of the Titanic: A Reflection of the Jewish World on the Epic Disaster by Eli Moskowitz

LIFE Presents Titanic: The Tragedy That Shook the World by Kostya Kennedy

Titanic Love Stories: The True Stories of 13 Honeymoon Couples Who Sailed on the Titanic by Gill Paul

A Titanic Love Story by June Hall McCash

Titanic: True Stories of Her Passengers, Crew, and Legacy by Nicola Pierce

A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (Mentioned on the Passenger List)

How It Happened: Titanic, The Epic Story From the People Who Were There by Geoff Tibballs (Mentioned on the Passenger List)

What was the Titanic? by Stephanie Sabol