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Ernest Junior Altgelt, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1905
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1982
Westchester County
New York, USA

Thanks to Beth Sanders for the transfer of Ernest's memorial.

Ernest was the third of Ernest Junior & Mary Bennett (Heard) Altgelt's four children.

San Antonio Daily Light
November 28, 1905
The baby show was the most Interesting and entertaining feature of the fair today. At 11 o'clock this morning the little ones, accompanied by their mothers or nurses, filed into Music hall to be inspected and receive prizes. It was quite amusing to watch the anxious expressions on he faces of the mothers as they exhibited their various charges. ...

First among the babies exhibited were those ranging from l to 6 months of age. They were boys. The winner of this contest was Ernest Altgelt, aged 2 months. Ernest J. Altgelt is the father of the little fellow. The prize
consisted of a knife, fork and spoon."

Ernest's wedding announcement provides a little information about him & his future wife.

San Antonio Light
May 29, 1938
"Altgelt-Kirkland Engagement Announced
Of wide interest to San Antonians is the engagement announcement which comes from Mrs. Wen Lock Kirkland in New York of the betrothal of her daughter, Mary Love Kirkland, to Ernest J. Altgelt, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Altgelt.

Miss Kirkland is the daughter of the late W.L. Kirkland of Kirkland, Ga. She was born in Georgia, and recently moved to New york where she attended Columbia University and the New York School of Interior Decorating.

E.J. Altgelt Jr., attended the San Antonio academy and the University of Texas where he pledged D.K.E. He is a member of one of San Antonio's old and prominent families. He has been in business in New York for some years. The wedding will take place at the Little Church Around the Corner at noon June 4, followed by an informal breakfast.

The young couple will go to Canada on their wedding tour. Mrs. Altgelt will leave early next week for New York to attend the wedding of her son, E.J. and his bride-to-be are already planing to spend Christmas in San Antonio where the prospective bridegroom has a wide circle of friends."

San Antonio Light
June 5, 1938
"Ernest Altgelt Married in New York
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Altgelt, Jr., took place Saturday at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York.

The bride was the former Miss Mary Love Kirkland of Kirkland, Ga. Mrs. E.J. Altgelt of this city was present at the wedding of her son and will remain in New York for a short visit. The young couple left after their wedding breakfast for a honeymoon trip to Canada."

San Antonio Light
May 24, 1940
"News comes from Scarsdale, N.Y., of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Altgelt Jr. Mrs. Altgelt was formerly Miss Mary Love Kirkland of Georgia. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Altgelt of this city."

San Antonio Express
Dec. 9, 1941
"Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Altgelt have received news of the birth of a grandson, Ernest III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Altgelt, Jr., of Irvington, N. Y. on Friday. Ernest III was also welcomed by his sister, Betty, aged two. Mrs. Altgelt, Jr. is the former Miss Mary Love Kirkland of Kirkland, GA"

Ernest died in Irvington on January 5, 1982. His body was returned to San Antonio for burial.

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown 2011
Family links: 
  Ernest Junior Altgelt (1872 - 1943)
  Mary Bennett Heard Altgelt (1875 - 1957)
  Mary Love Kirkland Altgelt (1907 - 2003)*
  Augustus Albert Altgelt (1896 - 1956)*
  Woodward Woodson Altgelt (1902 - 1974)*
  Ernest Junior Altgelt (1905 - 1982)
  Daniel Dane Altgelt (1909 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Alamo Masonic Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Beth Sanders
Record added: Sep 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15769246
Ernest Junior Altgelt, Jr
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Ernest Junior Altgelt, Jr
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- Virginia Brown
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012
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