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Memorable Manitobans: William John Armstrong (1875-?)

Farmer, rancher.

Born in County Tyron, Ireland on 27 January 1875, one of three children born to John Armstrong and Sarah Montgomery, the family emigrated to Canada in 1882 and settled on a farm in the Miniota district of Manitoba. He worked on the family farm until 1899 when he purchased a 320-acre farm, the land of which was virgin prairie that had never been broken. He grew crops and raised livestock. On 4 December 1901 he married Nellie Richardson. They had six children: Winnifred Gladys Armstrong, Minnie G. Armstrong, Sarah M. Armstrong, W. Ralph Armstrong, Francis J. Armstrong, and Robert L. Armstrong. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Sources:

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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2008

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