John Lawrence Armstrong

1 July 1891–25 February 1937 (Age 45)
Pocahontas, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Lawrence

When John Lawrence Armstrong was born on 1 July 1891, in Pocahontas, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, James Alfred Armstrong, was 36 and his mother, Emma or Emily Milliner, was 34. He married Mary Elizabeth Jennings on 22 January 1921, in Pocahontas, Tazewell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clear Fork Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Elkhorn, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 25 February 1937, in Welch, McDowell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 45.

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John Lawrence Armstrong
Mary Elizabeth Jennings
Marriage: 22 January 1921
John Lawrence Armstrong Jr
Mary Catherine Armstrong
James Richard Armstrong
Dollie Dorothy Armstrong
Bernard Thomas Armstrong
Imagene Theresa Armstrong
Elizabeth Ann Armstrong

Spouse and Children

22 January 1921
Pocahontas, Tazewell, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.

Age 13

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Bessie is listed as 17 but my mother states she was 14 or 15. When she died in 1965 her death certificate listed her as 59 and her birthdate as 1906. Which means she was 15 in 1921. Bessie was 14 an …

Sources (3)

  • John Armstrong in household of James Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Armstrong in household of James Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"

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