Willie Ethel Armstrong

17 April 1890–October 1964 (Age 74)
Pope, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Willie Ethel

When Willie Ethel Armstrong was born on 17 April 1890, in Pope, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Henry Gilbert Armstrong, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Ellen Alford, was 17. She married Simon Henry Perkins on 8 September 1912, in Atoka, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1900 and Atoka, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died in October 1964, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Simon Henry Perkins
Willie Ethel Armstrong
Marriage: 8 September 1912

Spouse and Children

8 September 1912
Atoka, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Gilbert Armstrong





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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Wallie E Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie E Armstrong in household of John G Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • E Willie Armstrong, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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