Chester L. Armstrong

Brief Life History of Chester L.

When Chester L. Armstrong was born on 31 August 1892, in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, his father, George S. Armstrong, was 37 and his mother, Virginia L. Carhart, was 30. He married Hilda Lou Dunn on 16 November 1929, in Kings, New York, United States. He lived in Bayside, Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1935 and Huntington, Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in 1947, at the age of 55, and was buried in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Chester L. Armstrong
Hilda Lou Dunn
Marriage: 16 November 1929

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  • Chester L Armstrong in household of George Armstrong, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Chester L. Armstrong, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Chester L Armstrong, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1907 · Not for profit elections

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish (mainly Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): nickname from Middle English arm + strang, for someone who was ‘strong in the arm’.

Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O'Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’.

History: This surname was brought to PA, NJ, and NH in the 18th century by several different families of northern Irish and northern English Protestants. One such was James Armstrong, who emigrated from Fermanagh to Cumberland County, PA, in 1745; another was John Armstrong (1720–95), who settled in Carlisle, PA, c. 1748.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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