James Madison Armstrong

1857–24 May 1935 (Age 78)
Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Armstrong was born in 1857, in Benton, Franklin, Illinois, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Armstrong, was 40 and his mother, Mary Jane Book, was 42. He married Mary D. Threewitt on 5 January 1878, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Owensville, Montgomery Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 24 May 1935, in Manette, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Poulsbo, Kitsap, Washington, United States.

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James Madison Armstrong
Mary D. Threewitt
Marriage: 5 January 1878
Ira Armstrong

Spouse and Children

5 January 1878
Franklin, Illinois, United States


    Ira Armstrong


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Jackson Armstrong


    Mary Jane Book




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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 in household of A J Armstrong, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James M Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"

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