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 Mary <I>Carew</I> Armstrong

Mary Carew Armstrong

Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jul 2002 (aged 88)
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Armstrong Lawn, Lot A-23
Memorial ID 6615208 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete. Born Mary Louise Carew, she was a fifteen year old sprinter when she won the first of her four straight National Titles in the 40-yard dash in 1929. At the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, Armstrong ran the first leg of the 400-meter relay race. As a member of the US Women's team, she set a World's record in the 400-meter relay and the team chose her to accept the Gold Medal. In 1938, she married William "Bud" Armstrong in 1938 and together they officiated at National Track meets for many years. She also served as secretary of the New England Chapter of the US Olympians.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Originally Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 18 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6615208
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Carew Armstrong (18 Sep 1913–12 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6615208, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .