Joseph Hyrum Armstrong

14 October 1846–11 November 1927 (Age 81)
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Hyrum

When Joseph Hyrum Armstrong was born on 14 October 1846, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, his father, John Christopher Armstrong aka Drewer C Iverson, was 32 and his mother, Mary Kirkbride, was 33. He married Mary Ann Smith on 19 October 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1900, at the age of 54, his occupation is listed as farmer in Iron, Utah, United States. He died on 11 November 1927, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hyrum Armstrong
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 19 October 1866
Joseph Smith Armstrong
Maria Jane Armstrong
John Melvin Armstrong
Mary Mabel Smith Armstrong
Eleanor S. Armstrong
LeRoy Smith Armstrong
William Franklin Armstrong
Lucy Bella Joseph

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 22
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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

    Golden Wedding Anniversary

    The newspaper Iron County Record dated 13 October 1916 also reported the following concerning Joseph Hyrum and Mary Ann Armstrong’s Golden Wedding: “CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING Mr. and Mrs. Jos. …

    Sources (75)

    • Joseph Armston, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph H Armstrong in entry for Hyrum Jones and Jane Armstrong, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Joseph H. Armstrong in entry for Mary Ann Smith Armstrong, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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