James Arthur Armstrong

Brief Life History of James Arthur

When James Arthur Armstrong was born on 13 April 1883, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, James Armstrong, was 38 and his mother, Anne Kirstine Olsen, was 31. He married Florence Frederika Jonasson on 14 September 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 27 January 1969, at the age of 85.

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James Arthur Armstrong
Florence Frederika Jonasson
Marriage: 14 September 1909
Dorothy Armstrong
Anna Marcella Armstrong

Sources (25)

  • James A Armstrong, "United States 1950 Census"
  • J. A. Armstrong, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • James Arthur Armstrong, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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