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Henry Wesley Armstrong

  • Birth 8 Jan 1853 Pikeville, Marion County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 1933 Happy, Swisher County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Tulia, Swisher County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Sec. B, Lot 109
  • Memorial ID 15359710

Happy Herald
2-Feb-1933

H. W. Armstrong, pioneer Swisher County farmer, passed away at his home in Happy Tuesday morning at 3:00 o'clock. Coming to this country in 1891, Mr. Armstrong held the distinction of being one of the earliest settlers of Swisher County. With the closest railroad nearly 60 miles away, he settled with his family near where Tulia now is before the county was organized. Born in Alabama in 1853, he moved to Tennessee during the Civil War. Later he came to Texas with the westward movement in 1875, settling at Dallas which was then a small town. The urge to go still farther west brought him, with his family, to Jack County in the early 80Œs and to SwisherCountyin 1891. Following the late George Cayler and Andy Bivins, both prominent pioneers, he bought the farm near Tulia where he lived until 1926 when he moved to Happy. Here he lived until his death. While living at Dallas, he was married to MISS TEXIE VORHIES who has shared his fortunes for 56 years, eleven children being born to this union. Besides his widow, Mrs. H. W Armstrong, Happy, he is survived by eight children: Mrs. Lula Ward, and Mrs. Viola Loftin of Tulia; Mrs. John Lemmons and Mrs. Eva Curb of Happy; Jim, Duncan, AZ; Harrison, Moriarty, NM; W. E., Happy; and Fred, Tulia. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church, Tulia, Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. E. B. Fincher of Amarillo officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Cantrell, G. G. Hutchinson, Jim Cleveland, Murray Evans, John Burgess and Fletcher Rogers. ‑ from The Tulia Herald.



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  • Added: 14 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15359710
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Wesley Armstrong (8 Jan 1853–31 Jan 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15359710, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia, Swisher County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Zoe (contributor 3418052) .