|Birth: ||Mar. 7, 1834|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1919|
Armstrong, Dr. Leroy G.
Surgeon 48th WIS Infantry
From Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin, publ. 1901 - page 45-46:
LEROY GRANT ARMSTRONG, M.D., of Boscobel, has practiced medicine for forty-two years, and is the oldest practitioner in the northern part of Grant county.
Dr. ARMSTRONG began the practice of his profession in 1859, in partnership with Dr. RIDDELL, at Palmyra, Wis., and continued with him for a year and a half. He practiced at Fennimore, Wis., for two years. In 1862 he was appointed assistant surgeon of the 8th Wis. V.I., which regiment he accompanied to Corinth, Miss., where he was transferred to the Army of the Potomac, and assigned to the 6th Wis. V.I. He was promoted and commissioned surgeon of the 48th Wis. V.I. in 1865, accompanied this regiment to Kansas, and was there made post surgeon in charge of the hospital at Fort Scott and at a later time was transferred to Fort Larned, Kans., where he remained until the expiration of his term of service, in February, 1866. Returning to Wisconsin, he opened an office in Boscobel, where he has since remained in continuous practice. Dr. ARMSTRONG belongs to the State Medical Society, of which he was vice-president in 1875, and president in 1888; is a member of the American Medical Association, of the Grant County Medical Society, and of the Southwestern Medical Society. He was United States examining surgeon in the pension service at Boscobel from 1867 to 1883. He is health officer of Boscobel, and was alderman in 1867, and again in 1899, and was a member of the school board from 1868 to 1901, as such helping to organize and establish the high school upon a basis that should secure its admission to the accredited list of high schools at the State University. Dr. ARMSTRONG is a general practitioner, and has performed such capital operations as resection and laparotomy as fall within a general practice. Among his most valued essays and papers at the various society meetings are several upon puerperal convulsions and their treatment.
Dr. ARMSTRONG and Miss Sarah D. BOND, daughter of Jonathan and Mary (FRENCH) BOND, were married Jan. 22, 1861. She was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 29, 1834, and died at Boscobel Aug. 23, 1894, the mother of four children, two of whom, twins, died in infancy. Charles A. is a physician in Boscobel, and is the partner of his father in medical practice; his sketch appears elsewhere. George C. is an attorney, and at the present time represents Bradstreet's Commercial Agency at Salt Lake City. Dr. ARMSTRONG contracted a second marriage Jan. 1, 1895, Miss Rosa BAUMEISTER, a daughter of David BAUMEISTER, becoming his wife; she was born in Garnavillo, Clayton Co., Iowa. They have one son, Archie Ames, born May 25, 1897. Mrs. ARMSTRONG is a member of the Lutheran Church. The Doctor owns a residence and other property in Boscobel. He is a charter member and past master of Grand Lodge, No. 169, A.F.& A.M.; past high priest of Boscobel Chapter, No. 52, R.A.M.; and past eminent commander of De Molai Commandery, No. 15, K.T. He is a member of John McDermott Post, No. 101, G.A.R., of which he served as first commander.
Sarah Della Bond Armstrong (1834 - 1894)*
Charles Allen Armstrong (1862 - 1947)*
George Grant Armstrong (1868 - 1944)*
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