Mrs. Armstrong’s Health Poor

Friends here have learned of the poor health of Mrs. James Armstrong, Burt, who for some years has had diabetes. The Armstrongs formerly owned and lived on the farm now owned by Jacob Maasdam. Mr. Armstrong recently died of a heart attack.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, June 4, 1936.

Untitled (John Rorick Armstrong)

ARMSTRONG—John R. Armstrong, entered into rest, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1946, at the Genesee Hospital, aged 69 years. He is survived by several cousins.

—The body will rest at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2052 St. Paul Blvd., from 10 a.m. Friday until funeral services are held there at 1 p.m. Interment in Glen View Cemetery, Pulteney, Friday afternoon. Arrangements by Wade Logan, Penn Yan, N.Y.

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, January 11, 1946.

Untitled (Lester W. Walling & Tressa Armstrong)

Lester W. Walling, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Walling of Lincoln was married to Tressa Armstrong, daughter of Mrs. Mary Armstrong of Woodburn, Friday morning at the courthouse at Salem. The mothers of the young couple and his sister, Miss Fay Walling, were present at the wedding.

Following the ceremony, Mrs. Harry Walling, aunt of the groom, served a wedding dinner at her Salem home. The young couple will make their home in Woodburn where Lester Walling has been a mail carrier for several years.

Source: Oregon Statesman, November 19, 1929.

Merle Nielsen

A former Irvington lady, Mrs. Merle Armstrong Nielsen, died Dec. 18 at the Longhouse Nursing Home in Spencer.

Funeral service for Mrs. Nielsen was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian Church in Spencer, with burial in North Lawn Cemetery.

Merle Armstrong, daughter of James and Dora Armstrong, was born at Irvington Aug. 14, 1890. She was married to Neal Nielsen and the couple had made their home in Spencer.

Source: Kossuth County Advance, December 24, 1979.

Marcella Armstrong

ALGONA—Funeral services for Mrs. Marcella Armstrong, 80, Algona, who died Wednesday at the Algona hospital, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Algona. Msgr. W.B. Bauer will be celebrant, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Algona.

Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Algona. Scripture reading will be 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by the parish rosary at 8 p.m. Family service will be 9:55 a.m. Saturday.

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Short News Items from 1963

Hollis Kizer sustained two broken ribs while shoeing a horse last week at the Loosley ranch. With his wife and three children, he lives on the ranch which he operates for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Willeska R. Loosley, widow of the late Raymond S. Loosley, early day Wood River pioneer. (Fort Klamath Herald and News, August 9, 1963)

The Earle Armstrongs have moved into the former Ed. Mitchell residence which they recently purchased. (Kossuth County Advance, October 8, 1963)

Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Armstrong, Who Died Suddenly at Home in Burt of Stroke Buried

BURT—James A. Armstrong died suddenly at his home here Monday afternoon, following an illness of only an hour or two, a stroke being the cause of his death.

He was born May 3, 1862 at Irvington and lived in Kossuth county all his life with the exception of three years spent in Kansas. He was married Dec. 14, 1899, to Dora Sharp. Five children were born, four of whom survive, Mrs. Merle Neilsen of Spencer, Charles of Livermore, and Zelora and James of Des Moines. He is also survived by his wife and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. C.B. Michell, pastor of the M.E. church, conducting the service. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 22, 1936.

Short News Items from 1934

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick and family, Herbert Rorick and Mrs. G.H. Rorick attended the graduating exercises of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Monday. Miss Frances Rorick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Rorick, received her A.B. degree from the school of literature and a teacher’s life certificate. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 20, 1934)

Mrs. Niel Nielson, Spencer, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Armstrong. (Kossuth County Advance, July 26, 1934)

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland, near Hillsboro, was burned to the ground one morning early last week. The loss was partly covered by insurance. Mr. and Mrs. Eveland are both well-known here, Mrs. Eveland being Miss Katherine Woolford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Webster Woolford, near town. (Easton Star-Democrat, November 16, 1934)

Mrs. Armstrong, 94 Years Old, Passes At Cousin’s Home

Pulteney, Feb. 12—Mrs. Williamette J. Armstrong, of Pulteney, widow of David J. Armstrong, died Thursday at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Susan Hotchkin Saunders, at Prattsburg. Mrs. Armstrong was in her 94th year. Death followed a short illness of pneumonia. She was the daughter of John Adams Prentiss and Thankful Hotchkin Prentiss and was born in Pulteney, September 1, 1840. June 21, 1866, Miss Prentiss became the bride of David J. Armstrong, who died May 4, 1888. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Presbyterian church and an active worker. She also took an active interest in public affairs and cast her ballot in the last Presidential election. She leaves a son, John R. Armstrong, of Rochester. She is also survived by Mrs. William Millener, of Wiliamsport, Pa.; Mrs. Frank Shafer, of Brockport, and R. Prentiss Davis, of Brockport. Services were held from her home in Pulteney Saturday afternoon. Rev. Elmer Stuart, D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Corning, officiated. Interment was made in Glen View cemetery, Pulteney.

Source: The Steuben Courier, February 16, 1934.