William Clay Armstrong

27 March 1917–26 October 1985 (Age 68)
Shepherdsville, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Clay

When William Clay Armstrong was born on 27 March 1917, his father, Clarence Willis Armstrong, was 28 and his mother, Sallie Mae Travis, was 24. He married Carrie May Peyton on 14 February 1938, in Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Little Mount, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Mount Eden, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 26 October 1985, at the age of 68, and was buried in Shepherdsville, Bullitt, Kentucky, United States.

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William Clay Armstrong
Carrie May Peyton
Marriage: 14 February 1938
Sarah Francis Armstrong
Donald Ray Armstrong

Spouse and Children

14 February 1938
Taylorsville, Spencer, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Clay Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William C Armstrong in household of Willis Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William C Armstrong in household of Willis Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"

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