Mattie Sherman Armstrong

1887–1971 (Age 83)
Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mattie Sherman

When Mattie Sherman Armstrong was born on 23 April 1887, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, her father, Robert Louis Armstrong, was 37 and her mother, Anna Frances Nimmo, was 30. She married Arthur Odell Ellett Sr. on 24 August 1905. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mapleton, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930 and Spanish Fork Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 19 January 1971, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mattie Sherman Armstrong
Arthur Odell Ellett Sr.
Marriage: 24 August 1905
Mattie Lorena Ellett
William Louis Ellett
Darwin Eugene Ellett
Irma Lucille Ellett
Robert Isaac Ellett
Anna Katherine Ellett
Minnie Evelyn Ellett
Arthur Odell Ellett Jr.
Virginia Ellett

Spouse & Children

24 August 1905


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Nebo Stake Tabernacle Is Dedicated

Age 20

The Nebo Stake Tabernacle was dedicated in November 1907 by President Joseph F. Smith. The Nebo Stake Tabernacle replaced the Payson Tabernacle which burned in 1904. The building had a beautiful arched interior ceiling and light flooded the room through its many windows.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mattie S Armstrong in household of Robert Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Ellett in household of A O Ellett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Ellett in household of Arthur O Ellett, "United States Census, 1930"

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