Name: Alice Eleanor Montagu e Iznaga
Surname: Montagu e Iznaga
Given Name: Alice Eleanor
Birth: 27 Nov 1879 in Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, England
Death: 10 Jan 1900 in Davos-Platz, Switzerland
Burial: Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, England
Lady Alice Eleanor 'Nell' Louise Montagu - 11/27/1879 - 1/10/1900.
Change Date: 17 Apr 2011 at 10:59:07
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Title: Lady Alice Montagu Iznaga
"The Manchester twins were the two most beautiful and delicate girls imaginable. They both died before the world of men or worry could add a line of sorrow to their angel faces". Sir Shane Leslie.
LONDON, Jan. 10 - Lady Alice Montagu, sister of the Duke of Manchester, died today at Davos-Platz, a health resort in Switzerland. She had been suffering from consumption. The Duke of Manchester was summoned from America to her bedside several weeks ago.
Until she was stricken by the illness which has now proved fatal the Lady Alice Eleanor Louise Montagu occupied a unique position in English society. Never before her time had a young unmarried woman become one of the recognized leaders of that society, and the fact that the only advantages she possessed were good birth and beauty for, as is well known, the means possessed by her family are small, made the fact still more surprising.
Lady Alice was a beauty of the typical British type, many persons declared that she was the most beautiful Englishwoman of her time; others said that she was only second to the late Duchess of Leinster, and it is a curious fact that both these women were carried off within five years by consumption.
The death of Lady Alice Montagu leaves the present Duke of Manchester the only surviving child of the eight Duke, who married, in 1876, Miss Consuelo Iznaga, daughter of Don Antonio Iznaga del Valle of Cuba and Ellen Clement of Ravenswood, La. The death of her only surviving daughter will doubtless be a terrible shock to Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester. The third child, a twin sister of the Lady Alice, died also from consumption, at Rome in 1895. Lady Alice showed the first symptoms of the disease soon after her sister's death.
Lady Alice was born about twenty-one years ago. From the earliest years she promised to become a woman of exquisite beauty, and this promise was abundantly fulfilled before she was seventeen years old. Her hair was of a golden bronze color, with a natural wave that displayed its beauty to the utmost; her eyes were of rare deep violet hue, and she had dark eyebrows, while her complexion was as delicate and clear as a piece of Sevres porcelain. To these qualities of beauty were added the charming vivacity and bright wit which made her such a favorite in society.
LONDON, Jan. 15 - A memorial service in honor of Lady Alice Montagu, sister of the Duke of Manchester, who died Jan. 10 at Davos-Platz, Switzerland, was held at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, this afternoon. The Sub-Dean, the Rev. Edgar Sheppard, pronounced the panegyric. The service was fully choral. Among those present were the Hon. Sidney Greville, Equerry to the Prince of Wales, representing His Royal Highness; the Countess of Essex, the Countess of Kintore, the Countess Carrington, Lady Dudley, Lord Rowton, Viscount Curzon, and Arnold Morley.
The interment occurred simultaneously at Kimbolton. Lady Alice was buried beside the remains of her twin sister. The chief mourners were the Duchess of Manchester, the Duchess of Hamilton, Lady Alice Stanley, and other relatives.
Father: Sir George Victor Drogo Montagu b: 17 Jun 1853 in Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, England
Mother: Consuelo Iznaga y Clement b: 1853 in New York City, Ny.