William R Armstrong

26 December 1804–4 April 1895 (Age 90)
Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of William R

When William R Armstrong was born on 26 December 1804, in Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, his father, John Armstrong, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Nicol, was 22. He married Nancy Wishart on 10 July 1836, in St Martin In The Bull Ring, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Harborne, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 4 April 1895, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William R Armstrong
Catherine Craddock
Marriage: 22 October 1838
Mary A Armstrong
Margaret Maggie Armstrong
Jane Armstrong
John "Jack" Armstrong
Joseph Henry Armstrong
William Henry Armstrong
Catherine Matilda Armstrong
William Henry Armstrong
James Henry Armstrong

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1838West Bromwich, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 4
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    Age 26
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    The Armstrongs - English Pioneers

    Obtained from history by Stella Day Norman,2nd great granddaughter, retrieved from web http://p-r-day.com/c1/Stella-PioneerStories.htm#Armstrongs on March 14, 2015. William Armstrong William Armstr …

    Sources (57)

    • William Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William Armstrong in entry for William Armstrong, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Willm Armstrong, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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