Benjamin Franklin Armstrong

10 July 1894–29 August 1929 (Age 35)
Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Armstrong was born on 10 July 1894, in Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Armstrong, was 42 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 20. He married Maud Allford on 25 May 1917, in Miners Mills, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 29 August 1929, in his hometown, at the age of 35, and was buried in Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Armstrong
Maud Allford
Marriage: 25 May 1917
Mary Elizabeth Armstrong

Spouse and Children

25 May 1917
Miners Mills, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Armstrong


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 10

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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Sources (3)

  • Benjima Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben Armstrong in household of Ben Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin Armstrong in household of Benjamin Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"

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