|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1846|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1909|
Again has death visited our community and this time John P. Armstrong was summoned. He died at his home in the Oakley addition at two-thirty o'clock Monday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday forenoon by the local lodge of Masons and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.
The following brief review of the deceased's life was handed us by a friend:
"On Monday afternoon, October 25th, after several weeks of severe sickness and suffering, preceded by a decline in health extending over a period of several years, the messenger of death came to John Porter Armstrong at his home in this village - surrounded by his family, gathered hastily together from their several widely scattered homes.
"The deceased was born in Stueben County, New York, sixty-three years ago and while still a little child was brought by his parents to the state of Wisconsin where he grew to manhood's estate. When he was in his 24th year he was united in marriage with Louisa McDowell with whom he was permitted to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that happy event, in April this present year. Six children - three boys and three girls - were born of this union and they were all privileged to be near their father when his spirit took its flight and to stand by their widowed mother in mutual helpfulness in this hour of their common sorrow. At about the time of their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong made their home in Minnesota and remained there until it became necessary for them to return to Wisconsin to care for the husband's widowed mother during her declining years. Later the family moved to South Dakota and about a year ago, so arranged their affairs that they spent several months in visiting their children in their respective homes, one of whom - Leslie - lives nine miles southwest of Glenburn. It will always be a great satisfaction to these children, now that he has gone from them, to know that nearly the whole of the last year of their father's life was spent in this way and it will be comforting for them to see the loving hand of a gracious Providence which made it possible for them to have in their homes for a time - now all too brief - their beloved father who was unwillingly taking, it seems, his final leave of them.
"Having felt so well while in our state he decided to purchase a home in Glenburn and for a brief time he was a resident of this place. Declining health, however, soon reminded him that his race was nearly run and he seemed not to be greatly surprised when, after a consultation of physicians was had, he learned that the end was not far away. It was his wish that his body should be buried here and that the brethren of the Masonic order should have charge of his funeral obsequies."
Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong and daughter, Miss Edna, moved to Glenburn this summer, Mr. Armstrong purchasing the J. S. Delanoy residence in the Oakley addition.
The deceased is survived by a wife and six children: L. W. and Edna of Glenburn, Lester of Antigo, Wis., and Laura, Harry and Frank of Walla Walla, Wash. All the children were present at the time their father died, those from Washington and Wisconsin having arrived Sunday.
*** Glenburn Advance, Thursday, October 28, 1909, Page 1.
Aretas Henryson Armstrong (1815 - 1908)
Matilda Dinah Porter Armstrong (1815 - 1892)
Louise McDowell Armstrong (1847 - 1932)*
Leslie W. Armstrong (1870 - 1941)*
Lester Armstrong (1870 - 1943)*
Franc A Armstrong Ormsbee (1882 - 1963)*
Clinton John Armstrong (1887 - 1887)*
Harry Joel Armstrong (1888 - 1964)*
Edna Belle Armstrong Bryan - Braden (1888 - 1978)*
Joel Haskell Armstrong (1838 - 1863)*
John Porter Armstrong (1846 - 1909)
Laura Annette Armstrong Smith (1851 - 1932)*
Adelia A. Armstrong (1856 - 1856)*
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Feb 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13255805