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 Mahala Jane <I>Shockey</I> Armstrong

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Mahala Jane Shockey Armstrong

  • Birth 27 Feb 1857 Iowa, USA
  • Death 31 May 1929 Red Rock, Noble County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Billings, Noble County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 39336050

Mahala Jane (Shockey) Armstrong was also the widow of Thomas W. Goldsmith. They were married 5 Sep 1876 in Lincoln, Logan, Ill. She married W.S. Armstrong, 17 May 1889 in Sedalia, Pettis, MO. She was born 27 Feb 1857 in Iowa to Nelson and Susan King Shockey. Nelson died in Clay Co., MO in the 1860s and Susan and family moved to Mason Co., Ill. Nelson was the great grandson of the immigrant, Johann Christoffel Schacke. Mahala's grandparents were Abram and Susan Shockey, buried in Wayne Co., Iowa. She and Thomas had 2 children in Missouri, Dollie Ann (b. 1882) and an unknown infant. Mahala and Wm. S Armstrong had 2 daughters, Nora Augusta (1890-1890) and Lottie (b. 1893). Like many women of the time, she got younger with each passing year.
Sedalia Democrat
2 Jun 1929

Mrs. W.S. Armstrong

Relatives received news late Friday night of the sudden death Friday afternoon in Red Rock, OK of Mrs. W.S. Armstrong, aged 67. Mrs. Armstrong was a former resident of Sedalia and her son, A.W. Goldsmith and wife left Saturday for OK to attend the funeral.

Left to mourn her passing are her son, Mr. Goldsmith of Sedalia, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Peek of Kansas and Mrs. Edgar Collier of Marland, OK and several grandchildren.
(Absent from the obituary was the name of her husband, W. S. Armstrong, who also survived her.)

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  • Maintained by: Genealogy Liz
  • Originally Created by: Roger Vick
  • Added: 11 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39336050
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mahala Jane Shockey Armstrong (27 Feb 1857–31 May 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39336050, citing Billings Union Cemetery, Billings, Noble County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Genealogy Liz (contributor 47161074) .