Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke Of Westminster

24 April 1910–19 February 1979 (Age 68)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert George

When Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke Of Westminster was born on 24 April 1910, in England, United Kingdom, his father, Captain Lord Hugh William Grosvenor, was 26 and his mother, Mabel Florence Mary Crichton, was 29. He married Viola Maud Lyttelton Duchess of Westminster on 3 December 1946. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1935. He died on 19 February 1979, in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, at the age of 68, and was buried in Eaton Hall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Robert George Grosvenor 5th Duke Of Westminster
Viola Maud Lyttelton Duchess of Westminster
Marriage: 3 December 1946
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor 6th Duke of Westminster

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  • Marriage
    3 December 1946
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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 3
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    Age 4
    Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
    Age 19
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from French gros ‘big, great’ + veneur ‘hunter’.History: This is the name of one of the wealthiest families in Britain, which holds the title Duke of Westminster. They have been long established in Cheshire, with strong links with the city of Chester. One of the earliest recorded bearers of the name was Robert le Grosvenor of Budworth, who was granted lands by the Earl of Chester in 1160. The family's fortunes were founded by Thomas Grosvenor (born 1656), who in 1677 married an heiress, Mary Davies, whose inheritance included Ebury Farm, Middlesex. This now forms an area of central London that includes Grosvenor Square and Belgrave Square.

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    Sources (9)

    • Duke Robert Grosvenor of Westminster, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
    • Robert G Grosvenor, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
    • Duke Robert George Grosvenor in entry for Duchess Viola Maud Grosvenor, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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