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David Armstrong
Male 1822 - 1897


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  • Birth  1822  Canonbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farmer 
    Religion  1881  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    C. Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-133926 
    Died  22 Apr 1897  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I133926  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

    Family  Ann,   b. 1826, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Janet Armstrong,   b. 1854, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1897
     2. Joseph Armstrong,   b. 1855, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jean Armstrong,   b. 1857, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Armstrong,   b. 1860, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Annie Armstrong,   b. 1862, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Elisabeth Armstrong,   b. 1863, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F34836  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • ARMSTRONG - This morning at 6 o'clock, at the homestead, Gilnockie farm, near Galt, David Armstrong passed away after a short illness. He had been quite active until the 17th inst. but the sudden death of his eldest daughter Janet, on Saturday morning, distressed him most severely and he retired to bed, sinking gradually until his death on Thursday morning. He suffered acutely for a time, but towards the end he passed away peacefully, aged 75 years.
      The deceased was a native of Canobie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and one of the few survivors of the Gilnockie Armstrong's who for about 300 years lived on the old homestead farm in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, until the death of John Armstrong about five years ago. David came to Canada about 25 years ago, and settled on the Gilnockie farm. He was a man of retired, but literary habits, intelligent, and always well informed on the current topics of the day, a great reader, and although not a public man, always exceedingly interested in the political and industrial welfare of the country. His familiar face and figure will be very much missed from the neighbourhood.

      Three daughters and two sons are left to mourn his loss; Elizabeth and Annie, of Toronto; Jean and Joseph at the homestead, and William, of the Ontario Normal college, Hamilton. - Galt Reporter.1a

      1aHamilton Spectator 28 Apr 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1881, North Div. 2 Page 71.

    2. [S506] News - ON, Wentworth, Hamilton - Hamilton Spectator, 28 Apr 1897 Obituary David Armstrong.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1822 - Canonbie, , Dumfries, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1897 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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