|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1850|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1899|
Springfield Monitor 22 Jun 1899, Obituary Eli Hugh Armstrong.
"Obituary of Eli Hugh Armstrong, taken from the Springfield Monitor dated 22 Jun 1899
Dead at this home three miles southwest of Springfield at l0 o'clock on Monday morning, of Meningitis. Hugh Armstrong, deceased was born in Washington Co. Ill. March 14, 185O. Four years later moved with his parents to Putnam Co. Missouri, where he resided until 1865, when the family moved to Sarpy Co. Nebraska. Out of a family of ten children, Hugh was the first to go.
Those still living are: Aaron, W.J. Armstrong and Mrs. E.G. Schaal of this place, Joshua Armstrong of Raymore, Missouri, David Armstrong of Syracuse, Neb.
John and E. C. Armstrong of Texas, Mrs. J.T. Ferguson of Lancaster Co. and Mrs. M. Palmer of Hitchcock County. In 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Henrietta Johnson by whom he had four children, Charles H., Edward, Awrey, and Ida May. He united with the Methodist Church some ten years ago. During his long residence here, by hard labor, and perseverance, he accumulated a goodly share of his worldly goods, and as he remarked to this writer not long ago, was now situated so that he could take things easy, but alas for human hopes. By his honesty, and integrity, Hugh made and retained hosts of friends.
For a year or more he had been afflicted with rheumatism, which as was no doubt responsible for his demise. In his death the community loses a good citizen, and his family, a kind husband and father. Rev. Underwood, conducted funeral services at the house Tuesday at 1 PM and the remains were laid away in the! Springfield Cemetery. Notes: According to the word of grandma Armstrong, they tell that Hugh died from a probable cerebral hemorrhage, from a brain tumor or some such ailment as this, I do not know how this conclusion was drawn, perhaps comparing symptoms with later more advanced knowledge of such a disease.
As a Young boy he moved to Putnam Co., Missouri with his parents. He lived there until 1865 when they moved to Sarpy Co., Nebraska where he spent the rest of his life. He was member of the Masonic and Eastern Star Lodge."
Buried Springfield Cemetery, Has grave marker
Springfield Memorial Cemetery
Plot: 041 01 0
Created by: Donna L. Autrey
Record added: Sep 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21704524