Vanderbilt, Maria (1821–1896)

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Vanderbilt, Maria (1821–1896)

American socialite. Name variations: Mrs. William Henry Vanderbilt I. Born Maria Louisa Kissam in 1821; died in 1896; married William Henry Vanderbilt I (1821–1885); children: nine, including Cornelius Vanderbilt II (1843–1899) and William Kissam Vanderbilt I (1849–1920).