Benton R Armstrong

5 April 1894–16 June 1976 (Age 82)
Arkadelphia, Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of Benton R

When Benton R Armstrong was born on 5 April 1894, in Arkadelphia, Cullman, Alabama, United States, his father, Henry Nathan Armstrong, was 25 and his mother, Franil Malisa Vernon, was 27. He had at least 1 son with Mary Bertha McGlawn. He lived in Garden City, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Cullman, Cullman, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 June 1976, in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Benton R Armstrong
Mary Bertha McGlawn
Leon P Armstrong

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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 1

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Bannon Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benton Armstrong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Beaton R Armstrong, "United States Census, 1930"

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