Lilian Gertrude Armstrong

11 July 1878–
Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lilian Gertrude

When Lilian Gertrude Armstrong was born on 11 July 1878, in Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada, her father, Thomas Armstrong, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Johnston, was 26. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1940 and lived in Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1901.

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Thomas Armstrong
Mary Jane Johnston
Daisy Jane Armstrong
Lilian Gertrude Armstrong
John Ransom Armstrong
William Howard Johnston Armstrong
Richard Archibald Armstrong
George Francis Armstrong
Marion Agnes Armstrong

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 39

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

Earm, arm, and strong, strong, meaning arm strong

Sources (3)

  • Lillian G Armstrong in household of Mary Jane Armstrong, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Lillian Gertrude Armstrong, "New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956"
  • Lillian Gertrude Armstrong, "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956"

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