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George Ferguson Armstrong
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1868
Guyton
Effingham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1924
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

On pages 75-76 of Volume I of GEORGIA - Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form, in three volumes (Edited by Ex-governor Allen D. Candler and General Clement A. Evans, State Historical Association, Atlanta 1906), is a sketch of George Ferguson ARMSTRONG:

Armstrong, George Ferguson, is identified with the office management of Strachan & Co., of Savannah, and is one of the popular business men of that historic old city. He was born at Guyton, Effingham county, Ga., Sept. 25, 1868, a son of Benjamin Remington and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Armstrong, the former born in Jamestown, R. I., and the latter in Charleston, S. C. Benjamin R. Armstrong was a son of George and Sarah (Remington) Armstrong, who lived in Providence, R. I., and later at Jamestown, the father of the former having come from England to America and settled in Providence about 1750. Elizabeth (Ferguson) Armstrong was a daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth (England) Ferguson, whose home was in Charleston, and the latter of whom was a daughter of Alexander England, a prominent business man of Charleston at the time of the war of 1812. The lineage of the Ferguson family traces back to staunch Scotch origin, and the founder of the American branch here considered located in Charleston about 1780. The father of the subject of this review located in Savannah in 1836 and was a contracting mason by vocation. During the Civil war he was conductor on the "Shoo Fly" train running between Savannah and Oliver. Prior to the war he was captain of one of the old volunteer fire companies of Savannah and in later years served as city tax assessor. He held the high esteem of all who knew him, and continued a resident of Savannah until his death, in 1901, his widow passing away in 1903. After completing a course of study in Chatham academy, Savannah, George F. Armstrong entered the employ of Blodgett, Moore & Co., of that city and Jacksonville, Fla., a branch of the Standard Oil Company. About a year later he identified himself with the Savannah branch of Strachan & Co., with which well-known concern he has since been connected. He is a member of the Savannah cotton exchange, the Oglethorpe club and the Savannah Yacht club. In 1888 Mr. Armstrong enlisted as a private in the Chatham artillery, of the Georgia National Guard, with which he was still identified at the time of the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. He was then commissioned second-lieutenant of his company, which was mustered into the volunteer service of the United States at Griffin, Ga.,as Battery B, First Georgia light artillery. The battery was sent to the reserve camp at Chickamauga, where it remained until the cessation of hostilities, when it returned to Griffin, where it was mustered out of the United States service. Mr. Armstrong is still a member of this popular military organization, and is also identified with the Spanish War Veterans' association. On Jan. 4, 1905, he was united in marriage to Miss Lucy Camp, daughter of William N. and Texana (Gray) Camp, who were at that time residents of Suffolk, Va., but now reside in Ocala, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong have one child, Lucy Camp Armstrong.

Georgia Death Certificate: George Ferguson ARMSTRONG was born on the 25th of September, 1868, in Guyton, Georgia, to Benjamin R. ARMSTRONG & Elizabeth FERGUSON. His occupation was shipping at Strachan Shipping Co. He died at home, 447 Bull Street, on the 24th of February, 1924, at the age of 55 years, 4 months and 30 days, with burial in Bonaventure Cemetery, leaving a widow, Mrs. Lucy CAMP ARMSTRONG. The informant for his death certificate was Dr. J. K. TRAIN of Savannah, Ga. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Remington Armstrong (1821 - 1901)
  Eliza M. Ferguson Armstrong (1825 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Camp Armstrong Moltz (1883 - 1970)
 
 Siblings:
  John R. Armstrong (____ - 1866)*
  Alexander Armstrong (1848 - 1886)**
  Sarah F. Armstrong (1849 - 1853)**
  Leander G. Armstrong (1854 - 1927)*
  Marion Armstrong Clark (1860 - 1913)*
  Florence Armstrong Davis (1864 - 1945)*
  George Ferguson Armstrong (1868 - 1924)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bonaventure Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section A. Lot 360-361
 
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Record added: Dec 27, 2009
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- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Sep. 13, 2012
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: May. 25, 2011
 
 
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