America's 60 families by Ferdinand Lundberg

By Ferdinand Lundberg

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E. T. Stotesbury, Morgan partner in Philadelphia; Margaret Mellon wife of the senior into the Laughlin (steel) family; Marjorie Post (Postum) (5-and-io cent stores) into the Hutton family, Woolworth The marriage of wealth with wealth has gone a good deal farther even than these citations indicate. Selecting fifteen years we and Edna and so on. find that Gilbert W. at random from the past Kahn, son of Otto H. Kahn, married a daughter of George Whelan, head of the United Cigar Stores; Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt, widow of George W.

John 5 T. Dorrance (Campbell Soup). The gigantic fortune of Mrs. H. S. Wilks, consisting originally of half the holdings of Hetty Green and all those of the late Matthew Astor Wilks, was increased by $28,000,- ooo to nearly $75,000,000 in 1936, when she was named the sole benein the will of her brother, E. H. R. Green, who left his wife a ficiary relatively small Died, 1937. income. GOLDEN DYNASTIES AND THEIR TREASURES The income-tax returns for 1924 and even * 21 portray scores of other women, infants, in receipt of Gargantuan revenues, although in some cases possession of fortunes was not absolute; family income was distributed in many instances so as to reduce the whole tax But the cases where possession was absolute, liability.

Derive in a primary sense ownership they will be given As the from property special notice. The conservative character of the results obtained by multiplying the taxed fortunes by three, in order to obtain the size of the whole fortune, may be illustrated. The estate of Thomas Fortune Ryan, who died in 1928, was 000,000, and this may total fortune in 1924. officially appraised at approximately $135,be compared with $108,000,000, his indicated Allowing for the rise in securities values be- tween 1924 and the time of the appraisal, the figure for 1924 would seem to be almost exact.

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