William Henry Armstrong

26 June 1858–14 October 1915 (Age 57)
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Armstrong was born on 26 June 1858, in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, William R Armstrong, was 53 and his mother, Catherine Craddock, was 39. He married Harriet Elizabeth Robinson on 15 October 1881. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 14 October 1915, in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Firth, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Armstrong
Harriet Elizabeth Robinson
Marriage: 15 October 1881
Alfred William Armstrong
Oscar Armstrong
Marion Armstrong
Ellis Armstrong
Kady Armstrong
Carl Armstrong

Spouse and Children

15 October 1881


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Armstrong in household of Wilsn Armstrong, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"

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