Lockridge, Jefferson Co, IA
Friday, February 11, 1916
Mrs. Margaret Armstrong passed away Saturday night at 10:45 o'clock at
the home of her daughter Mrs. Stephen Dill on West Broadway, after an
illness of only a few weeks. Mrs. Armstrong celebrated her 97th birthday
last Thanksgiving Day and is believed to have been the oldest resident of
Margaret Adams Armstrong was born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, November
23, 1818 and with three sisters was bereft of a mother's care at the age of
four years. When she was 11 years old the father also died and the children
were then taken to relatives to live in Ohio, where Margaret grew to young
In February, 1839, in Belmont county, Ohio, she became the bride of
Henry Armstrong and there they resided for a number of years. Six children
were born to them, five boys and one girl. Two boys have preceded their
mother in death.
Mrs. Armstrong is survived by the following children: Mrs. Stephen Dill
of Fairfield; Alfred Armstrong who resides five miles northwest of the city;
Frank Armstrong of Kansas City, Mo. and Dr. James Armstrong of Tacoma, Wash.
There are also seventeen grand children and eight great grand children.
The Armstrong family left their home in Ohio and came west ward in 1864
locating on a farm in Jefferson county about five miles northwest of
Fairfield. Here Mr. Armstrong passed away on Feb. 2, 1887. Mrs. Armstrong
continued to make her home upon this farm until about four years ago when
on account of her advanced age she was persuaded to go make her home with
her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Dill, who then resided about six miles southeast
of Fairfield. The death of Mr. Dill occurring several months ago Mrs. Dill
and Mrs. Armstrong moved to Fairfield last September.
Mrs. Armstrong was a woman of unusual strength of character. Never
having known the love and care of father and mother herself she lavished
upon her children all the attention of which her big heart was capable. As a
neighbor and friend she was ever to be relied upon. Although she was the
last of her family her sisters each lived to be unusually ripe old age.
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|