The Sun (New York)

Leaves for London, but is to Return Here Before Long
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor, former wife of Col. John Jacob Astor, who was lost in the foundering of the Titanic, sailed yesterday for England by the White Star liner Oceanic with her daughter Muriel. Her son, Vincent, her brother Barton Willing, Mrs. Norman Whitehouse, Stewart Barney and Richard Peters were at the pier to see her off. Mrs. Astor said she would go to London immediately after landing and later she would meet her son, Vincent, who is to go with her and his sister on an automobile tour of the Continent.

Mrs. Astor said she was not going to give up her London house. She will spend a part of the year there for some time to come. Mrs. Astor will return with Vincent to New York in the fall. One of her friends said she doubtless would reenter society after a proper period of mourning had passed.

Related Biographies:

John Jacob Astor

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London, England
New York City, New York, United States

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) MRS. AVA W. ASTOR SAILS (The Sun (New York), Sunday 19th May 1912, ref: #18191, published 19 May 2012, generated 25th May 2020 05:00:21 PM); URL :