Benjamin Armstrong

23 October 1840–31 December 1921 (Age 81)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Armstrong was born on 23 October 1840, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Washington Armstrong, was 30 and his mother, Julia Ann Price, was 30. He married Zerelda Louisa Conover in 1864, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Halleck, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1900. He died on 31 December 1921, in Starr Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Starr Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Armstrong
Zerelda Louisa Conover
Marriage: 1864
Wilson Benjamin Armstrong
Charles William Armstrong
Hannah May Armstrong
Alice Armstrong
Rolla A. Armstrong
Louisa J. Armstrong
Nettie Armstrong

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1864Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight


                Benjamin Armstrong was born 23 October 1840 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Washington and Julia Ann Price Armstrong.              His father, George Washington Armst …

    Sources (11)

    • Benjn Armstrong in household of G W Armstrong, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Benjman Armstrong, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin Armstrong - Published information: death: 31 December 1921; Starr Valley, Elko, Nevada, United States

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