Vernon Jesse Armstrong

26 June 1917–5 February 1997 (Age 79)
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Vernon Jesse

When Vernon Jesse Armstrong was born on 26 June 1917, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lester Chinn Armstrong, was 28 and his mother, Emma Frances Ethington, was 22. He married Marion Evelyn Schafer on 2 February 1940, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 5 February 1997, in Toquerville, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 79.

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Vernon Jesse Armstrong
Marion Evelyn Schafer
Marriage: 2 February 1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1940Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1937 · Los Angeles California Temple
    Age 20
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
    Age 24
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (13)

    • Vernon Jesse Armstrong in household of Lester C Armstrong, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Vernon Jessie Armstrong, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
    • Vernon Jesse Armstrong, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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