Howard Leroy Armstrong

20 February 1903–6 December 1974 (Age 71)
Robin, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Howard Leroy

When Howard Leroy Armstrong was born on 20 February 1903, in Robin, Bannock, Idaho, United States, his father, David Armstrong, was 36 and his mother, Virginia Evelina Powers, was 31. He married Ruth Crawford on 21 December 1931, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1931 and lived in Arimo Election Precinct, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1974, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Leroy Armstrong
Ruth Crawford
Marriage: 21 December 1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1931Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 10
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 20
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (mainly Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): nickname from Middle English arm + strang, for someone who was ‘strong in the arm’.Irish (Ulster): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O'Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’.History: This surname was brought to PA, NJ, and NH in the 18th century by several different families of northern Irish and northern English Protestants. One such was James Armstrong, who emigrated from Fermanagh to Cumberland County, PA, in 1745; another was John Armstrong (1720–95), who settled in Carlisle, PA, c. 1748.

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of the Armstrongs by Goldie Armstrong Toler, Niece to David Armstrong

    Uncle Dave was the first of the Armstrong family that came to Idaho from Virginia. Uncle Dave was baptized fall of 1891, and two years later in the spring Aunt Jennie was baptized, and the following …

    Sources (31)

    • Howard L. Armstrong, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Howard Le Roy Armstrong, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"
    • Howard L Armstrong in household of David Armstrong, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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