John "Jack" Armstrong

17 April 1848–5 October 1940 (Age 92)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John "Jack"

When John "Jack" Armstrong was born on 17 April 1848, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William R Armstrong, was 43 and his mother, Catherine Craddock, was 29. He married Mary Ellen Wilson about 1865, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 5 October 1940, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John "Jack" Armstrong
Mary Ellen Wilson
Marriage: about 1865
Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong
Margaret Matilda Armstrong
Charles David Armstrong
Mary E. Armstrong
Hettey Armstrong
Katherine Armstrong

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1865American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 6
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 9
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 29
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.

    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 (39)

    • John Armstrong in household of Wm Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Armstrong in entry for Edgar Schaumloffel and Cathrine Adamson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Armstrong in entry for Katherine Armstrong Allen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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