|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1822|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1906|
South Dakota, USA
Rock Springs Independent
24 May 18, 1906
The following obituary is taken from the Havelock (Iowa) Item:
Isabel Wetherly (83) was born at Highgate, England, April 30, 1822, and died at Manchester, S.D. April 30, 1906.
She was united in marriage to John T. Armstrong at Highgate, England, and emigrated with him to the United States in 1853, settling first in Ohio, later coming to Fort Dodge, Iowa; and in 1874 they located in Rush Lake township, Palo Alto county. About 14 years ago they removed to Havelock, where they resided until the death of Mr. Armstrong, since which she has been visiting her children.
Her remains were brought to Havelock from South Dakota, and funeral services were held from the home of her son Thomas in Rush Lake township, and interment made in Rush Lake cemetery by the side of her husband. Rev. S.O. Haskell, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Plover, officiating.
Mrs. Armstrong was one of the pioneers of this locality, a woman of sterling integrity and high moral character, exceedingly ambitious and being possessed of a vigorous constitution. She did more than possible for most women to do in building a home in a new country.
Generous, sympathetic and kind, she endeared herself to host of friends who will remember her virtues and who deeply feel her loss. The high esteem in which she was held was attested by the large concourse of people who followed her to her last resting place.
Mrs. Armstrong was the mother of ten children, four of whom died in infancy. There remain to mourn the loss of a kind, indulgent mother and wise counselor three sons and three daughters. Thomas of Curlew, Iowa; Robert, of Burlington, Wash.; Will, of Fargo, Ill.; Mary Jane (Mrs. J. Leach) Manchester, South Dakota; Maggie (Mrs. C.C. Herrington) Tacoma, Utah; Nellie (Mrs. T. Kinkade) Rock Springs, Wyo.
Family trees also give her maiden name as Wilson, Kirkup, and Graham!!
John Armstrong (1820 - 1897)*
Thomas Armstrong (1852 - 1918)*
Robert Armstrong (1858 - 1938)*
Margaret Armstrong Herrington (1861 - 1938)*
Nellie Ellen Armstrong Kinkade (1865 - 1945)*
Rush Lake Cemetery
Palo Alto County
Created by: Jada
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42511520