|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1843|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 1863|
On the evening of December 3, 1863, Edward Armstrong, age 20, of Stillwater MN and Jennie Kent, age 15, of Osceola WI both drowned in the St. Croix River at Osceola while ice skating hand in hand. Edward tried to save Jenny but failed, losing his life as well. Two men on the ice attempted to save the pair by laying boards on the thin ice to reach the hole they had fallen into. Edward's body was recovered with his hands tightly gripping Jenny's shawl. Jennie Kent was buried in Osceola's Mount Hope Cemetery. Edward was buried in the Old Willow River Cemetery in Hudson WI.
Edward is listed in the Old Willow River Cemetery Index but there is no grave marker for his burial location.
A young as he was, Edward was willing to volunteer as a soldier in the Civil War but he did not have his fathers permission to go. At the time of his death, Edward's father David Armstrong was working in Hudson, WI., as a cashier in the St. Croix Valley Bank.
Edwards grave marker no longer exists, but it stated his age as "20 years 3 months and 8 days"
Link to Jennie M Kent 73149872 to view her memorial.
David Wright Armstrong (1819 - 1894)
Lucy Hale Armstrong (1821 - 1853)
Edward H. Armstrong (1843 - 1863)
Harvey David Armstrong (1845 - 1897)*
Sarah Jane Armstrong (1847 - 1877)*
Samuel Hale Armstrong (1850 - 1853)*
Maude Iola Armstrong Morgan (1862 - 1939)**
Old Willow River Cemetery
St. Croix County
Created by: Ken Martens
Record added: Dec 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81495234
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~*~A beautiful life that came to an end, In our hearts a memory will always be kept, of one we loved and will never forget~*~|
Remembered ~*~ Angels
Added: Jan. 20, 2015
Added: Sep. 29, 2012
Remembering you on this 148th Anniversary of the night you were so tragically lost.|
Added: Dec. 3, 2011