Aleka Armour dies at 101; Russian princess left homeland after revolution
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Dec 2006, p. 16, 18

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Alexandra Galitzine Armour, 101, of Lake Forest, died Dec. 5. Known to her friends and family as Aleka, Mrs. Armour was the widow of Lester Armour. The youngest of seven children, she was born Princess Alexandra Pavlovna Galitzine in 1905 at her family's estate in the Province of Novgorod, Russia. Her father was Prince Pavel Pavlovich Galitzine. Mrs. Armour's mother was Princess Alexandra Nikolaevna Galitzine. She eventually left her homeland permanently in 1922. She fled to England met her future first husband, the late Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich Romanoff, son of Grand Duke Alexander Mikahilovich and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna, who was the elder sister of Czar Nicholas II. Mrs. Armour came to Chicago in 1927, following her brother the late Nicholas Galitzine also of Lake Forest. She was married in the United States to Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich Romanoff the following year. The couple had one son, the late Rostislav Romanoff Jr. She married the late Lester Amour in 1949 Mrs. Armour is survived by four grandchildren, Stephena A. Romanoff, Alexandra Romanoff, Rostislav Romanoff III and Nikita Romanoff, and five step-children, Elizabeth Hollins, Lester Armour Jr., Stanton Armour, Vernon Armour and Leola MacDonald.

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14 Dec 2006
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Armour, Alexandra
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Aleka Armour dies at 101; Russian princess left homeland after revolution