Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney

Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney (1875 - 1942)

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Gertrude Whitney formerly Vanderbilt
Born in New York City, New York County, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 10 Dec 2018
23:02: Santino Rocca edited the Biography for Gertrude (Vanderbilt) Whitney. [Thank Santino for this]
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Categories: American Artists | Vanderbilt.

Biography

An American sculptor, art patron and collector, and founder in 1931 of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She was a prominent social figure and hostess, who was born into the wealthy Vanderbilt family and married into the Whitney family.

Sources

  • "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8VK-3TT : accessed 3 September 2015), Flora Payne in entry for Henry Payne Whitney and Gertrude Vanderbilt, 25 Aug 1896; citing Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, reference p 177; FHL microfilm 2,188,896.
  • "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSJX-6TX : accessed 10 June 2015), Flora P Whitney in household of Harry R Whitney, North Hempstead Township, Election District 6, Nassau, New York, United States; citing sheet 14A, family 277, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,079.
  • "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M58G-ML1 : accessed 10 June 2015), Gertrude Whitney in household of Harry P Whitney, Manhattan Ward 19, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1161, sheet 20A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,056.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJBP-JBY : accessed 30 September 2015), Barbara Whitney in household of Harry Payne Whitney, Manhattan Assembly District 15, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 15A, family 177, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,213.


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DNA Connections
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Three-quarter length portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney) wearing a jeweled gown and tiara and holding a peacock feather fan
Three-quarter length portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney) wearing a jeweled gown and tiara and holding a peacock feather fan

Collaboration

Gertrude is 28 degrees from Rosa Parks, 16 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 11 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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