James McLean Armstrong

10 October 1853–8 December 1928 (Age 75)
Jefferson Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of James McLean

When James McLean Armstrong was born on 10 October 1853, in Jefferson Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Armstrong, was 43 and his mother, Mary Campbell Patterson, was 43. He married Mary Emily Bennett on 19 October 1882. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He died on 8 December 1928, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James McLean Armstrong
Mary Emily Bennett
Marriage: 19 October 1882
Clarence Melvin Armstrong
Bertha Marie Armstrong
Fred Abram Armstrong

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19 October 1882


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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 4

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • James M Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Armstrong in household of Abraham Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James M Armstrong in household of Abraham Armstrong, "United States Census, 1870"

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