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Louis William Armstrong
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1898
Du Quoin
Perry County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1946
East Saint Louis
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

LOUIS WILLIAM ARMSTRONG Sr.7, (CHARLES OLIVER "OLLIE" ARMSTRONG.6, JOHN HENRY ARMSTRONG.5, ROBERT ARMSTRONG.4, JOHN ARMSTRONG.3, JOHN ARMSTRONG.2, ROBERT ARMSTRONG.1) born: 7 September 1898, Du Quoin, Perry County Illinois, died 4 October 1946, East St. Louis, St. Clair County Illinois, buried; Valhalla Burial Park, Belleville, St Clair County Illinois, married: 16 April 1918, Pinckneyville, St Clair County Illinois, EVA CECILLIA KOLLME, born: 31 October 1903, died: 01 February 1994, Belleville, St. Clair County Illinois, buried; Valhalla Burial Park, Belleville, St Clair County Illinois, One son; LOUIS WILLIAM ARMSTRONG Jr. (called JUNIOR)

Louis was 20 and Eva was only 15 when they married. Louis went to live with Charles and Olive Kaune, after his father died, he was very handsome with dark hair and blue eyes, he was very pleasant with a wonderful personality, when I try to picture him I always see him smiling he and Eva were married in Pinckneyville and in time went to live in St. Louis Illinois, he was a fireman and a Mason, he always called my grandmother "Mother Kaune" I dont know how many years Louis lived with my grandparents, but I remember many a Sunday dinner that we would spend with them and they with us, Martha had Thanksgiving and Uncle Louis and Aunt Eva were always there, He died at the age of 48 of a Heart Attack, it was a great shock to the whole family.

Source; Obituary from Masonic Newsletter

Louis W. Armstrong, a native of Du Quoin, Perry County Illinois, where he was born September 7, 1898, died suddenly at the home residence at 720 North 13th. Street, East St. Louis Illinois. Friday evening October 6, 1946, he held the position of Fire inspector for the city of East St. Louis, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva Armstrong. one son Louis W. Armstrong Jr., his mother Mrs. Minnie Armstrong, one sister and three brothers, funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Kurris Funeral home in East St. Louis on Monday October 7, under the direction of East St. Louis Lodge O.504. A.F.A.M. he was laid to rest at Valhalla Burial Park, in Belleville, Illinois.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Oliver "Ollie" Armstrong (1869 - 1906)
  Minnie Fulford Armstrong (1874 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Eva Cecillia Kolline Armstrong (1903 - 1994)
 
 Children:
  Louis William Armstrong (1921 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marie Eleanor Armstrong Brosch (1894 - 1952)*
  Chester Robert Armstrong (1894 - 1953)*
  Louis William Armstrong (1898 - 1946)
  Henry Harrison Armstrong (1899 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum
Belleville
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Marilyn Pederson
Record added: May 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36651440
Louis William Armstrong
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- Marilyn Pederson
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- Marilyn Pederson
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