Arthur Portervine Armstreet

Brief Life History of Arthur Portervine

When Arthur Portervine Armstreet was born on 8 August 1856, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States, his father, William M. Armstreet, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Smith, was 25. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Lorena Brooks. He lived in Jeff Davis Township, Little River, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 June 1941, in Center, Shelby, Texas, United States, at the age of 84.

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Arthur Portervine Armstreet
Lorena Brooks
Callie D Armstreet
Sarah E Armstreet
William A Armstreet
Martha Ella Armstreet
John J Armstreet
Frances Arcadia Kate Armstreet
Jay Armstrut

Sources (14)

  • Arthur P Armstrut, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur Portervine Armstreet, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Arthur Armstreet in entry for John J Armstreet, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

World Events (8)


Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.


Historical Boundaries 1867: Little River, Arkansas, United States

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Of Celtic origin. King Arthur was a British king of the 5th or 6th century, about whom virtually no historical facts are known. He ruled in Britain after the collapse of the Roman Empire and before the coming of the Germanic tribes, and a vast body of legends grew up around him in the literatures of medieval Western Europe. His name is first found in the Latinized form Artorius; it is of obscure etymology. The spelling with -th- was popular among the gentry families of West Yorkshire in the late 1400s, even before Henry VII , who may have hoped to capitalize on the legend, gave the name to his son. It remained in regular use in some areas and its popularity exploded in the early 19th century, largely as a result of the fame of Arthur Wellesley ( 1769–1852 ), Duke of Wellington, the victor at the Battle of Waterloo and subsequently prime minister. Further influences were Tennyson's Idylls of the King ( 1859–85 ), and the widespread Victorian interest, especially among the Pre-Raphaelites, in things medieval in general and in Arthurian legend in particular.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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