Notes for Thomas Belmer ARMSTRONG


The Newark American Tribune, Oct. ?, 1903
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Thomas Armstrong
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Passed Away at His Home on East Main Street at One O'Clock Monday Afternoon.
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Thomas B. Armstrong, aged 50 years a prominent and popular B. and O. engineer,
died at his home, 422 E. Main street at one o'clock, yesterday after lying
unconscious since Friday last with spinal trouble. The funeral will take place
from the home Wednesday, the hour not yet having been arranged, the Rev. L. S.
Boyce officiating, and the interment will be in Cedar Hill.
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The deceased was born near Zanesville, October 9, 1853, and has been a
railroad man all his life, the greater part of the time with the B. and O.,
although he ran on the Soo Line, in Minnesota, for a short time.
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He was twice married, the first time to Elizabeth Smith, by whom he had one
son, Earl. The second wife, who survives to mourn her great loss, was Miss
Edith McMullen, and they were married in Albion, Ind., in June 1894, while Mr.
Armstrong was running on the Chicago division of the B. and O.
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About 17 years ago they removed to Newark, where they have since resided, and
were they have made many warm friends.
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For some years Mr. Armstrong has suffered from a nervous trouble, but he kept
actively at work until about two weeks ago, when he made his last run on the
Shawnee division. Since then he has been gradually sinking, and on Friday he
became unconscious, remaining in that condition until he passed away.
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He was a member of the B. of L. E., which body will attend and have charge of
his funeral.
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The deceased was an attendant at the Second Presbyterian church, of which his
wife is a member.
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Obituary found in the Licking County Genealogical Society Library obituary
file
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Thos. Armstrong Dies.
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Thomas Armstrong, one of the best known B. & O. engineers in Newark, died
Monday afternoon at his residence, 422 East Main street.
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Mr. Armstrong had not been well during the entire summer, and on Friday
morning his trouble resulted in paralysis of the brain, which ultimately
caused his death.
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The deceased leaves a widow and one son, Earl Armstrong, who has been living
at Vicksburg, Miss., and is now on his way home, having been notified of his
father's serious condition.
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Mr. Armstong was aged about 53 years and was prominent in railroad circles. No
funeral arrangements have been made.
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