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Jacob Riley Armstrong
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1861
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1929
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

From FG contributor Shock:

Hon. J. Riley Armstrong Dies From Injuries In Auto Wreck

A great shock was felt throughout the county when the sad news was received that Hon. J. Riley Armstrong had died from injuries received in an automobile wreck on Sunday afternoon when on his way from his home at Moyers, this county, to Staunton, Virginia.
Mr. Armstrong left his home Sunday afternoon for Staunton, Virginia, accompanied by his son, David. Not far from The Barrel on the west side of Shenandoah Mountain, on the Jefferson Highway, a considerable sheet of ice was encountered which caused the Chevrolet touring car in which they were traveling to slide over the road across a two foot embankment and down the mountain for 250 feet.
There it struck a chestnut tree which caused it to turn entirely over and land on its wheels. In turning the top was mashed and it is thought that the steering wheel crushed the chest of Mr. Armstrong, who was driving.
With the assistance of the driver of a car coming from Durbin, W.Va., Mr. Armstrong in an unconscious condition was hurried to the King's Daughters Hospital in Staunton.
Shortly thereafter he regained consciousness and asked his son if he was hurt, and stated that he didn't think he himself was seriously injured.
David then went out to get a lunch and upon returning in about a half hour found his father dead. It was thought that a broken rib had caused a ruptured blood vessel, which was the cause of death.
The body was brought to the house at Moyers on Monday and on account of the members of the family being at considerable distances from the home funeral arrangements had not been completed on Wednesday.
Jacob Riley Armstrong, a son of the late Eli Armstrong, a Confederate Soldier, was born at Sugar Grove, Pendleton County on February 10, 1861 and was 68 years and 8 days old, his wife, who survives, was Miss. Simmons, daughter of the late David Simmons, and a sister of Aaron Simmons, of Sugar Grove.
He is survived by the following brothers: Jared A.; Harvey and Wesley, of Doe Hill, Va., William, of Mt. Solon, Va., and John L., of Harman, Wva., and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Crummett, Deerfield, Va., and Mrs. Polly A. Michael, Sangersville, Va. Also ten children survive.

{Abstracted from Pendleton County Obituaries}
Family links: 
  Eli Armstrong (1835 - 1883)
  Elizabeth Bodkin Armstrong (1840 - 1909)
  Hannah C. Simmons Armstrong (1860 - 1945)
  Charles A. Armstrong (1882 - 1893)*
  L. Elizabeth Armstrong (1885 - 1977)*
  Phoebe M. Armstrong Toderoff (1892 - 1973)*
  Berlin L. Armstrong (1894 - 1972)*
  Fannie B. Armstrong (1897 - 1907)*
  Clara Mabel Armstrong (1902 - 1920)*
  Dice Samuel Armstrong (1905 - 1996)*
  Jacob Riley Armstrong (1861 - 1929)
  George Wesley Armstrong (1877 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Paul Cemetery
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Kent
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95621050
Jacob Riley Armstrong
Added by: Kent
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- Shock
 Added: Sep. 13, 2016

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