Robert Tait Armstrong

1878–1946 (Age 68)
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert Tait

When Robert Tait Armstrong was born in 1878, in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Surtees Armstrong, was 34 and his mother, Jane Shipping, was 26. He married Ruth Bell Scott on 27 January 1900, in Greenside, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Crawcrook, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. In 1911, at the age of 33, his occupation is listed as coal miner hewer in Crawcrook, Durham, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1946, in Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Robert Tait Armstrong
1878–1946
Ruth Bell Scott
1881–
Marriage: 27 January 1900
Beatrice Margaret Armstrong
1901–
Robert Heenan Armstrong
1906–
Isabel Bell Armstrong
1909–1999
Thomas Martin Armstrong
1921–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 January 1900
Greenside, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

    Beatrice Margaret Armstrong

    Female1901–Female

    Robert Heenan Armstrong

    Male1906–Male

    Isabel Bell Armstrong

    Female1909–1999Female

    Thomas Martin Armstrong

    Male1921–1976Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 2

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 26

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Robert T Armstrong in household of Surties Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Robert Armstrong in household of Surtees Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert T Armstrong in household of Surtees Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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