Search & Win

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lt. Colonel John Jacob Astor, A Spanish American War Veteran on the R.M.S. TITANIC

John Jacob Astor (the 4th) -(born July 13th, 1864, died April 15th, 1912) was an American Businessman who had served as a Lt. Colonel during the Spanish American War. He was the richest man on the R.M.S. Titanic and a Business Legend. He was last seen on deck smoking a cigarette and assisting women and children to get on the few life boats left on board. The many R.M.S. Titianic movies always incorrectly portray his last moments on board ship. He died a Hero and many survivors gave testimony of his final moments, as he was standing there on deck, knowing there was no escape, quietly smoking a cigarette and comforting other passengers. His body was recovered on April 22nd, 1912. His was the 124th body recovered from the sea. He is buried at Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan, New York. May He Rest In Peace // Que En Paz Descanse

No comments:

Post a Comment