|30 Aug., 1951 - The Enterprise |
JOHN ARMSTRONG RITES AUG. 29th
John Wm. Armstrong of Fremont died August 27 at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 3 days.
He came to this county with his parents in 1868. The parents took a homestead in the Summers school district, and it was on this farm that he was reared. He was born in Effingham County, Ill. Jan. 24, 1864, and was thus four year of age when the parents came to this county.
On March 25, 1885 he was married to Miss Emma F. Allen, and they lived to pass their 64th wedding anniversary, and a strange coincidence was that she should die on the anniversary of their marriage.
After their marriage they lived on the old homestead until 1912 when they moved to Blair, living here until 1924 when they moved to Fremont.
While on the farm, he gave much time to raising purebred stock and for twenty five years he was a breeder of purebred Poland China swine and had a state reputation as a breeder.
The wife died on March 25, 1949 on their 64th wedding anniversary, and he was very lonely without her.
One son, Lynn D. Armstrong of Blair, one grandson and two great grandsons are left to mourn his death.
During his time on the farm he did his part in the civic duties of the community and served very ably on the school board. He was the last of his family who came in an early day to Nebraska, and by his death the community loses an early settler and a good citizen.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bendorf Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Dickerson officiating, and interment under the supervision of the Bendorf Funeral Home was made in the Blair cemetery.
The pallbearers were Clarence Arnold, Norris Ward, John Compton, Wm. Gustin of Blair and Louie Mencke and George Hindley of Herman.
~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~
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