Thursday, July 28, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Former Danville Resident Dies in Texas (1922)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, November 30, 1922 – page 3, column 4:

Harriet Armstrong, whose body was recently brought to this county from San Antonio, Tex., was born in Somerset, Ky., July 29, 1836. She came to Indiana with her parents when but a child and Nov. 2, 1854, she and Levi Armstrong were married. Five children were born to them, Mary Armstrong Bailey, Samantha Eva Armstrong, John S., Thomas A. and William A., the latter surviving. With him Mrs. Armstrong had made her home for thirteen years.

Until she went to Texas in 1909, Mrs. Armstrong had spent practically all her life in New Winchester and Danville. She was a member of the Christian church here and of the South Side Christian church in San Antonio. She was an invalid for many years and suffered greatly at times. Yet when the end came, she went away peacefully, aged 86 years, three months and five days. Her remains were accompanied to Indiana by her granddaughter, Mrs. Eva Bailey Hughes. Another granddaughter is Mrs. Rose Bailey Lewis, of Amboy, Ind., and a great grandson is Allen Bailey Lewis, of Amboy. Mrs. Armstrong was the last member of her father’s family. She was the widow of a civil war veteran and a beautiful silk flag was placed on her casket by Danville Auxiliary, Sons of Veterans.

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