Virginia Voorhees Ashmore Armstrong

Birth
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 29 Mar 1939 (aged 91)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 106407998 · View Source
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Virginia Voorhees Ashmore was born 1848 in Trenton, NJ, the youngest of 8 known surviving children (2 boys/6 girls) born to ship's Captain Henry J. Ashmore and his wife, Catherine "Kate" Smith. She is descended from a prominent line of Ashmores and Smiths who settled in Lamberton in south Trenton during the Colonial period.

Virginia was 24 years old when she married on June 6, 1872 to 26-year old Samuel Stroud Armstrong, son of Horatio Gates Armstrong, the wealthy Trenton paper manufacturer. Her husband would spend his entire career in service with Quartermaster General's office of the NJ National Guard, rising in rank from Captain to Lt. Colonel.

Virginia and Samuel would become parents to 2 known children:

* Rev. Henry Watson Armstrong (1875-1960)
* Katherine Armstrong (1881-aft 1940).

Virginia was widowed in 1930 when her husband of 58 years died at age 84. She survived him 9 years, passing in 1939 at the advanced age of 91.

Daughter Katherine Armstrong never married and remained in the Armstrong home at 498 West State Street, and it is believed she died in Trenton and buried here.

Son, Henry Watson Armstrong entered the ministry, marrying Grace Ward and becoming parents to Malcom Ward Armstrong, a successful stock broker and businessman; and Virginia (ca. 1905-1966) who married Hungarian-born artist, Geza de Vegh (1905-1989) and worked alongside her husband at their Tinton Falls, NJ studio.


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  • Created by: pbfries
  • Added: 9 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106407998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Voorhees Ashmore Armstrong (10 Mar 1848–29 Mar 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 106407998, citing Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by pbfries (contributor 46951237) .