Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Belmont Mausoleum
Oliver Belmont, a financier and thoroughbred enthusiast, died on June 10, 1908 from peritonitis, after surgery for a ruptured appendix. Only ten days prior to his bout with appendicitis, Belmont was healthy and hale, spending time with his wife at Belmont Park. Belmont’s funeral service took place at Garden City’s Cathedral of the Incarnation. A special train met mourners in Queens, transporting them to the Long Island church. Alva Belmont died in 1933 and a suffragette banner hangs inside the mausoleum in her honor.