Texas Family Group Sheet for the Ruben Armstrong Family

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Husband: Ruben ARMSTRONG (1,2)
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   Birthdate: 13 Jul 1895 - Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, USA (2,3,4)
  Death date: 24 Jun 1969 - Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA (3)
      Buried: 26 Jun 1969 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Father: Benjamin Franklin ARMSTRONG (1857-1941) (5,6,7,8)
      Mother: Ethel May DISNEY (1874-1918) (5,9)
    Marriage: 2 Jun 1916                     Place: , Rusk, Texas, USA (3,10)
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   Wife: Neeley MILLS (5)
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         AKA: Neona MILLS
   Birthdate: 30 Aug 1896 - Linn Flat, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA (3,11)
  Death date: 17 Jun 1983 - Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA (12)
      Buried: 19 Jun 1983 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Father: Ira MILLS (1865-1940) (5,13,14)
      Mother: Emma McKINNON (1865-1936) (5,15,16)
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Children
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1  M  Robert Lee ARMSTRONG (17)
   Birthdate: 28 Nov 1918 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
  Death date: 25 Nov 2002 - Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA
      Buried: 27 Nov 2002 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: Dorothy Marie WELCH (1927-    ) (18)
  Marr. Date: 11 Apr 1946 - Carthage, Panola, Texas, USA
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2  M  Elzie Doyle ARMSTRONG (17)
   Birthdate: 14 Dec 1920 - Wells, Cherokee, Texas, USA (21)
  Death date: 7 Mar 1994 - Longview, Gregg, Texas, USA (3)
      Buried: 9 Mar 1994 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: Mattie Margaret FIFER (Abt 1920-    )
  Marr. Date: Abt 1941
      Spouse: Lena Allene WHITTEN (1928-1992) (23)
  Marr. Date: 24 Sep 1954 - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
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3  F  Nettie Mae ARMSTRONG (17)
   Birthdate: 16 Mar 1923 - Lancaster, Dallas, Texas, USA (3,24)
  Death date: 20 Jun 1985 - Henderson, Rusk, Texas, USA (3)
      Buried: 1985 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: Joseph CANNATELLA (Abt 1920-1944)
  Marr. Date: Abt 1942
      Spouse: Lewis Edward KELLEY Jr (Abt 1920-    )
  Marr. Date: Abt 1951
      Spouse: Jack Lloyd GREEN (Abt 1923-    )
  Marr. Date: Abt 1962
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4  F  Irene ARMSTRONG (25)
   Birthdate: 11 Jan 1926 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA (3,26)
  Death date: 29 Aug 1996 - , Smith, Texas, USA (3,26)
      Buried: 31 Aug 1996 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: James Edward JOHNSON (1925-1994) (12)
  Marr. Date: 30 Jun 1975 - , Gregg, Texas, USA
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5  M  Harold Perkin ARMSTRONG (17)
   Birthdate: 19 Nov 1927 - Bethel, Rusk, Texas, USA
  Death date: 31 Dec 2001
      Buried: Jan 2002 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: Carmela Delores FERRARO (1929-1999)
  Marr. Date: 13 Apr 1946 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
      Spouse: Betty Ruth PERRY (Abt 1945-    )
  Marr. Date: 22 Nov 1969 - , Harris, Texas, USA
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6     Living
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7  M  Ira Franklin ARMSTRONG (17)
   Birthdate: 22 Feb 1935 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA (3,32)
  Death date: 23 Nov 1997 - Pasadena, Harris, Texas, USA (3,32)
      Buried: Nov 1997 - Minden, Rusk, Texas, USA
     Address: Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas
      Spouse: Lois Eulane STEGALL (1938-    )
  Marr. Date: 9 Sep 1956 - Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
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Death Notes: Husband - Ruben ARMSTRONG
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Ruben went to pay a man some money he owned. Upon reaching the second floor apartment, he
asked the man's wife if he could sit down for a minute. The woman was concerned and
called down to Irene who had driven him. They got Ruben to the car and Irene took him to
the hospital where he died.

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Burial Notes: Husband - Ruben ARMSTRONG
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Ruben told his family he wanted to be buried at Maple Grove because of the nearby pond
where he could go fishing.

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General Notes: Husband - Ruben ARMSTRONG
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Reuben was a farmer (sharecropper) most of his adult life.

In a letter from Ruben to Robert L. and Raymond George dated 8/3/41.
Ruben lives in Mt. Enterprise Robert & Raymond are in Colorado in a CC Camp.
He stayed all day with Uncle Lawrence (Armstrong) and Grandpa (Benjamin Armstrong).
Grandpa is poorly. Got a letter from Tooter (Elzie D.) yesterday, he is out of hospital
after 2-3 weeks. He  has been in hospital before. Ruben got him a bunch of banties. He
has been "disabled" for 9 weeks and can't do anything which doesn't set well with him.

Another letter dated 8/19/41
He got the pictures from them. Regrette? sold the Minden sawmill to the Threshs, Ruben
will start nightwatching there Thursday. They moved the mill up the hill, but left the
planer in its original location.
An added note dated 8/20/41 says he just heard that Grandpa died and will be buried
tomorrow.

According to his draft registration for WWI, he had blue eyes and light brown hair.

In his later years, Ruben was "blown up" when he turned on a stove and went to sleep on
his couch. We are unsure if the fire went out or never came on but it eventually
exploded, throwing Ruben, still on the couch, out into the yard.

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General Notes: Wife - Neeley MILLS
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In a letter from Mrs. Ira Clifton (a cousin) to Neeley dated 1/12/45
Garrison, Texas - Mt. Enterprise
JE is at Bruning, Nebraska. Ethel is here and the baby is fat as a "guinie" pig. They are
going to Houston. [Ira Clifton 458-88-5080 75961(Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX)?]

In a letter from Georgie Fields to Neeley dated 9/26/46
Humble, Texas to Mt. Enterprise
(Ruben has hurt his arm.) How is Ruben's arm? She also mentions uncle Charlie Bird.
(Everyone's uncle.)

An empty envelope from someone to Neeley dated 3/13/54
Annapolis, Maryland to Houston (Perkin)

Another letter from Georgie dated 2/8/68
Conroe to Minden
I'm sorry you had the flu. I had inner ear trouble. Leon (my oldest) moved to Liberty. I
miss Reed Mountain and I want to see my folks at Nacogdoches.

A letter from Doule and Virgie Crow (Albert Jr's ex) to Neeley dated 2/28/68
Tell Perkin to come see me when he comes to see Honey and Esther. Husband almost died.
Gall bladder burst 12/20/67 and scar tissue wrapped around intestines and blocked it in
January. Was in the hospital seven weeks. Bobby (my son) lives in Channelview. Albert is
in Pennsylvania, Honey is in Houston. Sonny (the baby) is in Japan in the Air Force. He
married a Korean girl and has a baby girl one year old. I am 65 now, drawing old age
pension - tell Robert it doesn't go far. (he and I used to talk about what we would do
with our pensions.)

A letter from Nervy (Dora Minerva Armstrong?) to Neeley - no date
I wish I could plant a garden. Landlord made us get rid of the chickens. Going to write a
letter to Dottis (Ruben's sis-in-law). Minnie (Ruben's sister) lives in Dallas, she is
having her teeth pulled. Tom (don't know which one) lives in Boise, Idaho.

Last Modified: 4 Oct 2015

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Sources
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    1. Armstrong, George A. Personal Interview
    2. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas, Benton, ED 10, pg 15.
    3. Maple Grove Cemetery, Rusk County, Texas.
    4. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 452-14-6437.
    5. Armstrong, George A.
    6. Rusk Co, Texas, Death Register, Book 6, Page 166.
    7. Death Certificate, 39097/38728, Ben Armstrong.
    8. 1860 Federal Census, Arkansas, Benton, 22.
    9. 1880 Federal Census, Kansas, Elk, 323a.
    10. Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 (FamilySearch.org), Rueben Armstrong.
    11. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 463-44-4012.
    12. Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch.org).
    13. Rusk Co, Texas, Death Register, Book 6, Page 19.
    14. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Nacogdoches, pg 533, hh# 181/181.  Ira Mills.
    15. Armstrong, Harold P. Jr.
    16. 1870 Federal Census, Texas, Nacogdoches, pg 47.
    17. Obituary, Neely Armstrong.
    18. Armstrong, William L. Personal interview
    19. Texas State Divorce Records.
    20. Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010 (FamilySearch.org), Armstrong, Robert.
    21. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 454-24-8071.
    22. Birth Certificate, Freeman, Carmen #81298.  very bad handwriting.
    23. Graves, Carol Armstrong. Telephone interview
    24. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 458-28-5093.
    25. Obituary, Armstrong, Ruben.
    26. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 462-32-7192.
    27. Wood, Mary Yarborough. I exchanged much email correspondence with this daughter
         of Ava Marie Hoots.
    28. Texas State Birth Index, Parker, Margaret Alta Aretes.
    29. Holzworth, Wanda Senn. Personal interviews, Wanda is my mother.
    30. Armstrong, Vaulta Gardner. Personal Interview
    31. Harris Co, Texas Marriage Book.
    32. Social Security Death Index (FamilySearch.org), 449-48-8732.

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My Notes
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If there is no SOURCE - I have no PROOF. If the source is a PERSON, the information is HEARSAY.

Ruben is my paternal grandfather.

 

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