Richard Thornton Wilson (1829-1910)

Richard Thornton Wilson, of 511 Fifth Avenue, New York City

He was a self-made multi-millionaire from Gainesville, Georgia, who through his wife's connections entered old New York society. They became known as "the marrying Wilsons" as each of their five children married extremely well: (1) Mrs May Goelet (2) Marshall Wilson, married Caroline Schermerhorn Astor (3) Lady Leila Herbert (4) R.T. Wilson, married Marion Steedman Mason (5) Mrs Grace Vanderbilt


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 05/06/2019 and last updated on 05/06/2019.