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Bride of Fiermonte, Boxer, and Once Widow of J. J. Astor, Rejects Dower
She Also Relinquished $300,000 Income From First Husband's Estate When She Wed in 1916
Mrs. Enzo Fiermonte, the former Mrs. Madeline Force Astor Dick, divorced wife of William K. Dick, has relinquished her claim on Mr. Dick to all her right of dower and all other interest or right she may have in all the real property owned by him before their divorce.

This action by Mrs. Fiermonte was disclosed yesterday when her quitclaim was filed in the register's office. The quitclaim refers particularly to real estate in Manhattan and Queens and in Islip, L. I.

No terms of settlement between Mr. Dick and his former wife were made public when she obtained her divorce from him on July 21, 1933, in Minden, Nev. They were married in Bar Harbor, Me., on June, 22, 1916.

Mrs. Fiermonte's first husband was Colonel John Jacob Astor, to whom she was married in Newport, R. I., on Sept. 9, 1911. Colonel Astor lost his life in the Titantic [sic] disaster the following year.

When the former Mrs. Astor married Mr. Dick, a childhood chum, she sacrificed an income of $300,000 a year and the right to occupy the Astor mansion in Fifth Avenue, on the site of which Temple Emanu-El now stands. Under the will of Colonel Astor the income of a $5,000,000 trust fund and use of the Fifth Avenue home terminated in the event of her remarriage.

Four months after she divorced Mr. Dick she was married to Enzo Fiermonte, Italian middleweight pugilist, who had taught boxing to her two sons by Mr. Dick, William and John H. Dick. These two, with another son by her first marriage, John Jacob Astor, were present at her marriage to Mr. Fiermonte in the Doctors Hospital, where she was recovering from the effects of a broken arm.

Mr. Dick is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Dick and a grandson of William Dick, the sugar refiner. When he was married to the former Mrs. Astor, at the age of 29, his fortune was estimated at $5,000,000. He is vice president and director of the Cord Meyer Development Company, Forest Hills; Citizens Development, Inc., Elmhurst, Queens; Dick-Meyer Corporation, National Sugar Refining Company of New Jersey and a director in many other corporations. His country estate is at Islip, L. I.


Mark Baber, USA


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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) EX-WIFE GIVES UP CLAIM ON W. K. DICK (New York Times, Wednesday 21st March 1934, ref: #3260, published 27 July 2004, generated 20th May 2024 05:40:49 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/ex-wife-gives-up-claim-w-k-dick.html