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Alva Belmont Biography

Her second husband was Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and after his death in 1908, Belmont unexpectedly given herself and her bundle to the battle for women’s suffrage and rights. She expired on January 26, 1933, in Paris, France. She was the daughter of an wealthy cotton agent. Belmont was taught in France, where her family moved following the Civil War. In the early 1870s, Belmont returned to America along with her mom and sisters. The family settled in Nyc. In 1875 she married William K. Vanderbilt, grandson of transport tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Belmont promptly set about to improve her and her husband’s standing by commissioning Richard Morris Hunt to design their mansion on Fifth Avenue.

Alva Belmont Biography

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