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From: Dorothy Paul <>
Subject: [ARMSTRONG-L] Sarah Ann (Bowman) Armstrong
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 10:09:32 -0700

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Surname: Armstrong, Bownman, George, Walter, Alford

>From the Fort Scott Tribune, March 14, 1917:

Death of Mrs. Armstrong

Another Old Settler, of near Hiattville Passes Away -- Had been here fifty
eight years

Mrs. Sarah Ann [Bowman] Armstrong, aged 83 years, four months and 17 days
and a resident of this county continuously for 58 years, died this morning
at 5:20 at Hiattville, as a result of an illness with dropsy and leakage
of the heart with which she had been afflicted for the past six months.
Until this final attack of illness Mrs. Armstrong had seemed to be remarkably
active and healthy for one of her advanced age, and even after she was
stricken, she was not compelled to take to her bed permanently until about
two weeks ago. Her illness was seen to be serious from its inception, and
it was hardly hoped that she could survive. About noon yesterday she sank
into unconsciousness, and it was seen that the end was near.

The deceased is survived by seven sons, as follows: A.D., Willis, and Merritt,
all south of Hiattville. Frank and E.B., in Hiattville and Melvin and Marvin,
north of this city. She is also survived by three sisters, one of whom,
Mrs. George [Emiline N. Bowman] Alford, lives in this city. The other two
live in Oregon and Ohio, respectively. One son is deceased and Mrs. Armstrong's
husband, Thomas J.[Jefferson], died about ten years ago. The list of names
of the sons, together with that of their father, recalls that a number
of years ago the family organized a ball team; there being just enough
male members to fill all the positions, and the family team made an enviable
record at the game.

Mrs. Armstrong came with her husband to Kansas from Michigan [Kalamazoo
Co.] in 1856, and they settled on the old Armstrong homestead seven miles
north of this city, where they made their home continuously until about
ten years ago.

NOTE: Thomas Jefferson Armstrong, b. June 16, 1833 Schoolcraft Twp, Kalamazoo
Co, Michigan - parents James & Elizabeth (George) Armstrong, was married
to Sarah Ann Bowman (b.Nov 16, 1834 Columbiana Co, Oh) - in Columbiana
Co, Ohio. Sarah's parents were Christian & Sarah (Walter) Bowman of PA.

Link: Thomas Jefferson Armstrong Family
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