Mona Belle Armstrong

27 March 1916–16 March 2015 (Age 99)
DeKalb, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mona Belle

When Mona Belle Armstrong was born on 27 March 1916, in DeKalb, Alabama, United States, her father, George Benjamin Armstrong, was 32 and her mother, Dora A. Cody, was 29. She married Spurgeon O'Neil Fricks on 3 February 1931, in Blount, Alabama, United States. She lived in Whiton, DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 16 March 2015, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Marshall Memorial Gardens, Albertville, Marshall, Alabama, United States.

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Spurgeon O'Neil Fricks
Mona Belle Armstrong
Marriage: 3 February 1931

Spouse and Children

3 February 1931
Blount, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Earl Armstrong



    Voy Jackson Armstrong


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 1

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 26

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Monabelle Armstrong in household of George B Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mona Belle Armstrong in household of George Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mona Bell Fricks in household of S O Fricks, "United States Census, 1940"

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