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Newton Grant Altemus
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Birth: May 15, 1865
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1899
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

Newton was the husband of Terzah Pearl (Schultz) Altemus (1865-1940)

He was the son of James Altemus and mary E (Dorney) Altemus

Bio

Newton Grant Altemus was born in Buffington township and first attended
common school there, later going to select school. After folliwng farm wo rk for a
time he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania railroad Company, with whi ch he
remained eight years as engineer, running between Pittsburg and Altoona. H e
then moved out to Colorado, where he was employed by a gold mining and
milling company in the shaft house for a time. Subsequently he became
engaged in selling mining stocks and real estate for the Edith May Real es tate
Company and later went with the Edwin Booth Gold Mining Company in the
Cripple Creek district; he was a large stockholder in both these companie s, his
widow now retaining his rights in same. He was taken sick in Colorado, a nd he
and his wife and son Leard returned East, arriving at the home where Mrs.
Altemus now lives Aug. 4, 1899. There Mr. Altemus died Dec. 28, 1899, at t he
early age of thirty-four years, and is buried in the cemetery at Strongtow n, in Pine
township, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania.
Mr. Altemus married Terzah Pearl Schultz, daughter of Samuel and
Elizabeth (Graham) Schrultz and granddaughter of Samuel and Mary (Marshall )
Graham, all of Buffington township. Mr. and Mrs. Altemus had one son, Lear d
Reed, born Jan. 1, 1896, who is now attending the State normal school at
Indiana, Pa. Since her husband's death Mrs. Altemus and son Leard have liv ed
in Buffington township, on the farm formerly owned by her father, now her
property. She and her mother make their home together. The farm comprises
337 acres, and Mrs. Altemus oversees the work of cultivation, in which s he has
shown remarkable business ability and judgment. She has also dealt in real
estate to some extent, owning property in Pittsburgh, Seward and Indiana,
Pennsylvania.
(Source, Indiana County Her People Past and Present (Stewart) pages 1117-1118 )


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Altemus (1832 - 1910)
  Mary Elizabeth Dorney Altemus (1830 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Terzah Pearl Schultz Altemus (1865 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Leard Reed Altemus (1896 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  Franklin Dorney Altemus (1854 - 1894)*
  July Belle Altemus (1856 - 1863)*
  Charles Elmer Altemus (1863 - 1953)*
  Newton Grant Altemus (1865 - 1899)
  Benjamin D. Altemus (1867 - 1945)*
  James I Altemus (1868 - 1909)*
  Cicero P Altemus (1869 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Land Cemetery
Strongstown
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50981873
Newton Grant Altemus
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In Remembrance
- Joan of VA
 Added: Apr. 11, 2010
 
 
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