William Lucas Armstrong

1890–1979 (Age 88)
Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Lucas

When William Lucas Armstrong was born on 23 December 1890, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, his father, Robert Louis Armstrong, was 40 and his mother, Anna Frances Nimmo, was 33. He married Bessie Agnes Hughes on 27 March 1917, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Colliers, Madison, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 27 August 1979, in Gurley, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lucas Armstrong
Bessie Agnes Hughes
Marriage: 27 March 1917
William Hughes Armstrong
Robert Luke Armstrong
Mattie Armstrong

Spouse & Children

27 March 1917
Madison, Alabama, United States


  • William Hughes Armstrong


  • Male1921–2003Male

  • Mattie Armstrong


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 24

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lucas W Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lucas W Armstrong in household of James W Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William L Armstrong in household of Robert Armstrong, "United States Census, 1900"

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