Robert Browne Minturn, Jr. (1836 - 1889)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Occupation: shipping magnate
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About Robert Browne Minturn, Jr.

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Robert B. Minturn, Jr. (born New York, 21 February 1836, died 15 December 1889), was an American shipping magnate of the mid- to late 19th century.

Robert was the son of Robert Bowne Minturn (Sr.) and Anna Mary Wendell, in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1856, and joined his father’s shipping firm, Grinnell, Minturn & Co., which is best known as being the owners of the clipper ship Flying Cloud. He is the author of New York to Delhi: by way of Rio de Janeiro, Australia and China (New York, 1858), an account of his voyage in connection with his work.

He married Sarah Susannah Shaw (born Massachusetts, 1839, died 1926), the sister of Robert Gould Shaw. They had a number of children:

The Minturn sisters.

Robert Shaw Minturn (born New York, August 1863)

Sarah May Minturn (born Staten Island, N.Y., 3 September 1865); she married Henry Dwight Sedgwick III

Edith Minturn (born New York, ca. 1868)

Gertrude Minturn (born New York, June 1872)

Mildred Minturn (born New York, November 1875)

Hugh Minturn (born New York, September 1882)

As Vice President of the railroad that founded the town of Minturn, Colorado, he gave his name to that town.

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Categories: American businesspeople | 1836 births | 1889 deaths | Columbia University alumni | People from New York

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Robert B. Minturn, Jr.'s Timeline

1836
February 21, 1836
New York, New York, NY, USA
1865
September 3, 1865
Age 29
Staten Island, NY, USA
1867
June 20, 1867
Age 31
New York, Richmond, New York, United States
1873
June, 1873
Age 37
New York, Richmond, New York, United States
1875
November, 1875
Age 39
New York, Richmond, New York, United States
1882
September, 1882
Age 46
Staten Island, Richmond, NY, USA
1889
December 15, 1889
Age 53
New York, New York, NY, USA
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Manhatten, New York County, NY