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Memorable Manitobans: George Irwin Armstrong (1854-1913)

Farmer.

Born at Napanee, Ontario on 29 August 1854, son of Launcelot and Anna Armstrong, he worked on the family farm until 1881 when he came to Manitoba and worked for two years as a carpenter at Emerson. In 1883 he went to Melita and took up a farm which he worked until the end of his life. He was married twice, first to Edith Eliza Demorest (1866-1903) on 1 January 1901. They had two sons: George Byron Demorest Armstrong (1902-1906) and John Morrison Armstrong (b 1903). He married Frances Rightmyer on 1 March 1911. In the fall of 1912, he was injured in a threshing accident which led to his death on 5 January 1913.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2008

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