Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly

Birth Name:
Florence Adele Vanderbilt
Birth Date:
01/08/1854
Birth Place:
Staten Island, New York
Death Date:
04/11/1952
Place of Death:
New York City, New York
Age:
98
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Cemetery Name:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Historical Figure
Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly was an American heiress and a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family. She and her husband, Hamilton McKown Twombly, built Florham, a gilded age estate in Madison, New Jersey. When she died at the age of 92, Florence was considered the last of the Grand Dames of the Gilded Age.

Fun Fact

Hamilton Twombly was a shrewd investor and astute businessman, often advising his father-in-law and Florenceā€™s brothers on the management of their railroads and investments. When he died in 1910, not only did he leave his wife Florence richer than her found her, he left her richer than most of her family, no easy feat.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Woodlawn Cemetery

4199 Webster Avenue

Bronx, New York, 10470

USA

North America

Map:

Cemetery map of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.
Cemetery map of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.

Grave Location:

Oak Hill Plot

Grave Location Description

From the Jerome Avenue entrance, continue straight on Central Avenue and continue west for 0.25 miles. Turn left at the four-way intersection onto Prospect Avenue. There will be a mausoleum directly in front of you. Stay to the left and park your car on the road behind the structure. Hamilton McKown Twombly and his wife Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly are located among the headstones surrounding the mausoleum that is directly north of where you parked your car.

Grave Location GPS

40.889739984, -73.8727879880

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