||, Ontario [1, 2]
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario 
|Eby ID Number
||10 Mar 1889
||Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA 
||Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA
||13 Apr 2017 |
||Thomas Armstrong, b. 1815, , Ontario , d. 9 May 1882, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA |
||Eliza, b. 1818, , , USA , d. 1863 |
- Death of a Former Galtonian
We have received Grand Rapids papers mentioning at length the circumstances of the death and funeral of Charles N. Armstrong, of that city, who died on Sunday 10th inst., and was buried on the 14th inst. He will be recollected as a boy by many of our old citizens, the eldest son of Thomas Armstrong, at one time Division Court bailiff here, and who moved to Grand Rapids about 1859. Mrs. Armstrong, an estimable, gentle hearted lady, died in 1863, just before the conclusion of the war, in which her son Alfred took a part. The husband, Thomas Armstrong, after much suffering from an attack of paralysis, died in 1882. Of the three children now surviving, Alfred is living in San Francisco, unmarried, and has been for several years a member of the family of Thomas Knox, a son of the late Oliver P. Knox, who is not forgotten by those of us who were here thirty years ago; Eunice is in Germany following her musical tastes with success, but unfortunately for her ambition is not in good health, and Clara is the wife of the genial "Dick" Furness, so long connected with the old Great Western Railway.
Returning to the subject of this notice, Charles, after his removal here with his parents from Sheffield, was in Mr. Tassle's school a couple of years and then spent three years at Victoria College, after which he went to Grand Rapids, where he studied for the legal profession. After a time he went into business with his father, and in succeeding years, had some of the good and ill fortune attending a boy and man under unfavorable circumstances, but in the last few years, we understand, his position and prospects have been deservedly promising. We see that he has been city Controller for the last four years, and had from his party and personal popularity out of it, a fair assurance this spring of a renewal of his occupancy. His disease for the past year was a combination of liver and incident troubles, against which he earnestly fought. He is spoken of as a man of modest ways, making little pretenses, but much respected. He left a wife and daughter about 16 years old, for whom in his life insurances a comfortable provision is probably made. The Council met specially the evening of the funeral and appointed a successor for the balance of Mr. Armstrong's term, whose salary shall be for the benefit of the family. We understand that this is a custom in like cases at Grand Rapids and indicates that political hostility ceases with the grave. The funeral seems to have been unusually large, being under the management of the members of the Patriarchical Circle, the Order of Red Men, the Heptasolps in uniform, and attended by the Old Residents' Association and hundreds of citizens, and reaching nearly half a mile as a procession. These notes will probably be of interest to many or our older readers in this town and adjoining townships.1a
1aGalt Reporter Mar 22 1889 pg 1
- [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Pg.38.
- [S1338] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Galt Reporter (1846-1973), Obitaury of Charles N. Armstrong - Mar 22 1889 pg 1.