William Francis Armstrong

Male19 March 1870–15 April 1940

Brief Life History of William Francis

When William Francis Armstrong was born on 19 March 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Francis Armstrong, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Siddoway, was 20. He married Edith Moyle on 30 March 1893, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 40 years. In 1930, at the age of 60, his occupation is listed as president - retail furniture store in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 15 April 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Francis Armstrong
Edith Moyle
Marriage: 30 March 1893
Edith Armstrong
Margaret Armstrong
Isabelle Armstrong
Francis Armstrong
James Moyle Armstrong Sr
Florence Armstrong
Ethel Merrilyn Armstrong
Afton Armstrong
Edna Armstrong
William Fairbourne Armstrong

Sources (69)

  • Wm F Armstrong in entry for Afton Armstrong, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
  • William Armstrong in household of Francis Armstrong, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm F Armstrong, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1893Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.


    Age 7

    Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 20

    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.

    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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