Emily Thorn Vanderbilt

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Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White
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Mrs. William Douglas Sloane (Emily Thorn Vanderbilt) by Benjamin Curtis Porter
Born 1852
Staten Island
Died July 29, 1946
Lenox, Massachusetts
Occupation heiress
Spouse(s)
Children
  • Florence Adele Sloane
  • Lila Sloane
  • Emily Vanderbilt Sloane
Parents

Emily Thorn Vanderbilt (1852–1946) was a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.

The second daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt (1821–1885) and Maria Louisa Kissam (1821–1896), Emily Thorn Vanderbilt was named after her aunt, Emily Almira (Vanderbilt) Thorn, daughter of dynasty founder Cornelius Vanderbilt.

The Sloanes were the builders of Elm Court, the mammoth shingle-style 'cottage' in Lenox, MA.

Marriages[edit]

She married William Douglas Sloane (brother of Henry T. Sloane of the carpet firm W&J Sloane), and they had three daughters and two sons. After Sloane's death, Emily married Henry White, in 1920, American Ambassador to France and Italy, and a signer of the Treaty of Versailles.

Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White's grandchildren include Adele Hammond, paternal grandmother of actor Timothy Olyphant, Alice Frances Hammond, wife of jazz musician Benny Goodman, Rachel Hammond, wife of Manley D. Breck and cattle breeder, and John Henry Hammond II, talent scout.


 
 
 
Cornelius Vanderbilt
1794–1877
 
 
 
Sophia Johnson
1795–1868
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Louisa Kissam
1821–1896
 
William Henry Vanderbilt
1821–1885
 
Emily Almira Vanderbilt
1823–1896
 
William Knapp Thorn
1807–1887
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Douglas Sloane
1844–1915
 
Emily Thorn Vanderbilt
1852–1946
 
Henry White
1850–1927
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Florence Adele Sloane
1873–1960
 
Lila Sloane
1879–1934
 
Emily Vanderbilt Sloane
1874–1970
 
John Henry Hammond
1871–1949
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adele Sloane Hammond
1902-1998
 
John Kensett Olyphant, Jr.
189?-19??
 
Alice Frances Hammond
1905–1978
 
Benny Goodman
1909–1986
 
Rachel Hammond
1908–2007
 
John Henry Hammond II
1910–1987