Commodore’s 81st Birthday

Today, March 27,  is the birthday of the Commodore.  I found several articles about his birthday celebrations and decided to share this one from his 82nd birthday, his last.

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On Friday, Commodore Vanderbilt was feeling extremely well, but, yesterday morning, there was a slight change for the worse.  Toward evening he was feeling much better, and enjoyed a long nap.  Yesterday was the 82nd birthday of Mr. Vanderbilt.  A few intimate friends of the family called and several floral tributes were presented to him, with hopes that he might soon be once more seen driving in the Central Park — [N.Y. World].

Source:  Cincinatti Daily Times, May 30, 1876. 

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