Silas Armstrong, Jr

Silas Armstrong, Jr

Birth
Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Jan 1907 (aged 63)
Wyandotte, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Wyandotte, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 14802060 · View Source
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Silas, Jr. was the son of Silas W. Armstrong (a wealthy Wyandot Indian Chief) & his second wife, Sarah Preston.

His father married his mother, Sarah, on Oct. 8, 1832.

Silas Jr.'s siblings were: Lucinda (1932), Tabitha (Feb.6, 1934 - 1914), Robert (Dec. 21, 1835 – 15 Jul 1858), Caroline (Dec. 21, 1837 – June 30, 1901), & Winifield Scott (Dec. 21, 1840 – Oct. 1, 1882).

Sarah died on Feb. 9, 1843.

His father's second marriage was to Zelinda Hunter in Upper Sandusky, OH in Oct. 1842. Their children were Catherine (June 15, 1843 - Jan. 19, 1919), Minnarh (July 12, 1846 - ), Duncan (Jan. 23, 1849 - Feb. 22, 1850), McIntyre (July 15, 1852 - Oct. 26, 1926), Elizabeth (Nov. 27, 1854 - 1909), Antoinette (Feb. 15, 1858 - Oct. 10, 1882), & Naomi (Aug. 10, 1861 - Sept. 13, 1933).

His father died on Dec. 14, 1865. Zelinda died on Feb. 10, 1883.

The history of Silas Armstrong's family is very interesting.
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On June 26, 1860, Silas, age 18 lived in Wyandotte, Wyandotte, Kansas Territory with his parents, Silas, age 51, & Jalinda, age 39. They were quite wealthy. His father, a farmer, had land valued at $50,000 & personal wealth valued at $2,000. Silas's siblings were shown as:
Winfield - 20
Silas - 18
Catharine - 17
Minard - 10 (m)
McIntyre - 6 (m)
Elisabeth - 4
Antonette - 2

On August 5, 1865, Silas, age 23, was single & still lived in Wyandotte, KS. His father died in December.

Silas Jr.'s first wife was Marian Parr (1848 – 1893).

On June 6, 1870, Silas, age 27, & his wife shown as Maria, age 24, lived in Wyandotte Ward 1, Wyandotte Co, KS. He was an Ex Sheriff. They had one son, Robert P., age 3. Others in the household were:
Tabitha Vedder - 34
Matilda Hicks - 20
Caroline Vedder - 10

His second wife was Estelle Zzz.

In 1900 Silas, age 56, a widow, lived on the Shawnee Indian Reservation in Shawnee Nation, Indian Territory.

Researched and compiled by Virginia Brown
November 2012



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  • Maintained by: Virginia Brown
  • Originally Created by: Kim Slayton
  • Added: 2 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14802060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Armstrong, Jr (4 Feb 1843–10 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14802060, citing Wyandotte Indian Cemetery, Wyandotte, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Virginia Brown (contributor 47053782) .