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Iva Octavia Newton Altgelt
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1915
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1982
Alamo Heights
Bexar County
Texas, USA

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

Iva was the daughter of Carl Davidson & Ethel (Alford) Newton. Her twin sister was Ethel India. Other siblings were Werner, Carl, & Janice.

San Antonio Light
June 4, 1936
"Misses Iva and Ethel Newton, who have been students at Hollins college in Roanoke, Va., the past year, will arrive home June 25. A visit will be made to the Magnolia, gardens of South Carolina before leaving for Texas, and they will also attend the Washington and Lee finals, later going to Cleveland for a reunion of students of Sullins college, from which they graduated last year."

San Antonio Light
October 9, 1936
"Misses Iva & Ethel Newton, daughters of Mrs. Carl Newton are an interesting twosome, being twin sisters. They are following on the heels of a very popular sister, Janice Newton, now Mrs. Werner Rennert. They too, have a wide circle of friends and family connections."

Iva married Dr. Daniel Dane Altgelt on November 30, 1937. An article describing their elaborate wedding was published in the San Antonio Light newspaper on Wednesday, December 1, 1937.

"Dr. D. D. Altgelt and Miss Iva Newton Wed
The First Presbyterian church as the scene Tuesday evening of the wedding of Dr. Daniel Dane Altgelt and Miss Iva Newton, the daughter of Mrs. Carl Newton. Dr. P.B. Hill performed the ceremony. The church was decorated with woodwardia, palms and smilax Easter lilies and white gladioli filled large white urns, which stood on white pedestals at the chancel rail. Walnut candle-holders with single large cathedral tapers palely lighting the church were used at the alter. Clusters of Easier lilies tied with white satin bows decorated the pews.

The groomsmen, Weir Lubalt , Jr, J. Ridder Jr., Joe Frost Jr.. Dr. William Wolf Jr., Charles Jeffers, Dr. M.A. Childers. Harry S Affleck, Dr. Albert Hartman and Dr. Albert King, entered by twos. The bridesmaids followed, gowned in white moire taffeta made with sweepingly full skirts, which were quilted around the hem-line. Short coats with huge sleeves In a double puff, were worn buttoned down the front. The little square-necked jackets were made with a peplum in the back. Juliet caps of single bands of rhinestones made their headdresses. They carried arms full of American beauty roses with their sterns wrapped in white satin ribbon.

Misses Carolyn Hoon and Amy McNutt were the first of the bride's attendants to enter. They were followed in order by Misses Anne Harley, Nell Schreiner, Mary Jane Kuntz and Katy McKinnon of Hurteville, S.C., Flora Day Towns and Carrie Newton. The two brides matrons who were gowned in the same attractive costume of the bridesmaids, entered singly with Mrs. Werner Rennert preceding Mrs. Harry Affleck.

The bride entered with her brother, Werner Rennert. and was met at the altar by the groom and his best man, John L, Matthews. She was gowned in white bridal satin made with a square neckline, with satin cord lacing the tight basque. Her very full bouffant skirt had a widening panel of Alencon lace ruffles clown the front and flowed gracefully into a full round train at her back. The long sleeves were full to the elbow and had epaulets of white satin at the shoulders. Her veil was of bridal illusion and was caught to her head with a Juliette cap of orange blossoms. It was waist length in front and fell in mists beyond her satin train in the back. She carried white calla lilies with the stems wrapped in white satin.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride. In the receiving line was Mrs. Carl Newton, who wore a white satin gown made along simple pencil slim lines with two clips on either side of the cowl neck line. She wore n corsage of gardenias. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Altgelt, parents of the groom, were in the receiving line with the young couple and their bridal party. Mrs. Altgelt was gowned in purple velvet, whose sole ornament was a pear! clip, and a corsage of gardenias was worn on her shoulder.

The reception hall was decorated with chrysanthemums of bronze and autumn shades. In the living room the white bridal motif was carried out with chrysanthemums, baby breath, candy tuft and stock. The dining room was decorated in white flowers. The table was laid with an Italian cut work cloth, and the ring-shaped bridal cake formed the centerpiece. The confection was embossed with a spray of calla lilies, blush white roses and lilies of the valley. lace ruffle and large white satin bow edged the cake.

Assisting in receiving the guests in the dining room were Mesdarnes Harry Affleck, Frank Winerich, Addle Eaton, William Gentzen, Fred Silvey, Bernard Horner, Arthur, Lambert, James Harris, George Horner, Herman Homer, Frank Rennerl, Russell Hill, V.H. McNutt, Clyde Logue, Charles Eppright, Green Martin, G.K. Fellowus, Woodward Altgelt and Augustus A. Altgelt.

Serving the bride's cake were Mrs. Adelaide Tewes, Misses Ruth Baines, Josephine Schreiner, Josephine Wilson, Betty McDavid, Jane Lewis, Clara Mame Adams and Mrs. James Farquhar.

Later in the evening the young couple left on their honeymoon The bride wore a black wool frock with a dark red coat of finger tip length trimmed in black fur. Her hat and accessories were black. Upon their return. Mr. and Mrs. Altgelt will be at home in an apartment on French place."

Iva led an active social live as evidenced by the many newspaper articles over the years. From all indications it appears that their children were: Iva, Daniel Dane, Jr., Cynthia, Ernest, & Betty.

Sadly, her life ended tragically.
Seguin Gazette Enterprise
October 19, 1982
"Woman plunges from hotel
Houston (A P) - The body of a 67-year-old woman who plunged to her death from the 12th story of the Grand Hotel was moved from the street by a motorist, who then drove away, witnesses told police The victim, Iva Newton Altgelt of San Antonio, tell onto a busy street Monday, police said. Officers identified her as the daughter of Carl Newton, co-founder of the Fox Photo chain.

The motorist stopped and moved the body to a sidewalk before driving away, according to homicide detective David Preece. 'It could be called a cold act, but it might have been a humanitarian act A car could have come along and flattened her like a beer can.' said Preece. Larry Moore, the hotel's office manager, said Ms Altgelt was registered as a guest. Police were investigating the death."

Researched & compiled by Virginia Brown 2011
Family links: 
  Carl Davidson Newton (1885 - 1932)
  Daniel Dane Altgelt (1909 - 1977)
  Iva Altgelt Raine (1942 - 2012)*
  Janice Violet Newton Rennert (1910 - 1966)*
  Iva Octavia Newton Altgelt (1915 - 1982)
  Ethel Newton Affleck (1915 - 1967)*
*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# 15769251
Iva Octavia <i>Newton</i> Altgelt
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Iva Octavia <i>Newton</i> Altgelt
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- Virginia Brown
 Added: Dec. 31, 2011

- LKat
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