Violet Astor

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Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound
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Violet Astor, Baroness Astor of Hever
Born (1889-05-28)28 May 1889
Died 3 January 1965(1965-01-03) (aged 75)
Pegomas, near Grasse
Spouse(s) Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice
(m. 1909—1914; his death)
John Jacob Astor V
(1918—1965; her death)
Parents Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound
Mary Caroline Grey

Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound DStJ (28 May 1889 — 3 January 1965) was an English socialite. She was the wife of Baron John Jacob Astor V.

Violet was born on 28 May 1889 to Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound and Mary Caroline Grey. On 20 January 1909, she married Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-Fitzmaurice, the younger son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice and Maud Evelyn Hamilton. They had two children:

Charles was killed on 30 October 1914 while fighting in World War I. After his death, she married Baron John Jacob Astor V, the youngest son of Viscount William Waldorf Astor and Mary Dahlgren Paul of the Astor family, on 28 August 1916. They had three sons:

She died on 3 January 1965 in her villa at Pegomas, near Grasse. John Jacob V died on 19 July 1971.

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