New York Times (24 Nov 1893) The Valiant off on Her Trip. Mr and Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt set out on an excursion to India anticipated to take 10 months aboard his new yacht "Valiant." Aboard was their family and guests. Notable: Mr. O. H. P. Belmont who would marry (1896) a divorced Alva Vanderbilt and Mr. Winthrop Rutherford who would later be secretly engaged to Consuelo Vanderbilt prior to her betrothal (1895) to the Duke of Marlborough.
Consuelo Vanderbilt's son John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough (1897-1972), pictured on the grounds of his ancestral home, Blenheim Palace with his wife, formerly Lady Alexandra Mary Cadogan and his three daughters, Sarah, Caroline and Rosemary, as well as an assortment of dogs (c. 1935).
John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough and eldest son of Consuelo Vanderbilt, dances with his grand daughter, 18-year-old Serena Mary Churchill Russell, at the belated 21st birthday party ball for the Duke's youngest son, Lord Charles Colin Spencer-Churchill at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire 14 Jul 1962.
Consuelo Vanderbilt | This guest list for a suffragette luncheon 31 Mar 1908 hosted by Mrs. Clarence Mackay, 244 Madison Ave., NY included the Duchess of Marlborough and her mother Mrs. Alva Belmont other social leaders.
Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, widow of a grandson of the founder of the Vanderbilt dynasty, died today (22 Apr 1940) at a hospital in New York, where she had been a patient since January. She was 76 years old. The funeral will be held at St. Thomas Church on Tuesday at 2 p m