Jeptha Thomas Armstrong

10 January 1908–11 December 1994 (Age 86)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Jeptha Thomas

When Jeptha Thomas Armstrong was born on 10 January 1908, in Illinois, United States, his father, Gilbert Jeptha Armstrong, was 27 and his mother, Mary S. Kilham, was 29. He married Wilda Whitehurst on 21 June 1930, in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Panther Creek Township, Cass, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Chandlerville Township, Cass, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 11 December 1994, at the age of 86, and was buried in Chandlerville, Cass, Illinois, United States.

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Jeptha Thomas Armstrong
Wilda Whitehurst
Marriage: 21 June 1930
Alan Armstrong
Helen Armstrong

Spouse and Children

21 June 1930
Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States


    Alan Armstrong


    Helen Armstrong


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Jeptha T Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jeptha T Armstrong in household of Gilbert J Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jeptha Armstrong Jr. in household of Jeptha Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"

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