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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, October 3, 1901 Edition
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John Fulton Armstrong Deceased was born May 21, 1834 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio and died at the home of his son, James T. Armstrong in this place, Saturday, September 28, 1901, aged 67 years, 4 months and 7 days. In early life he learned the trade of dyeing and finishing of woolen goods, which he followed for twenty-five years. He worked at Lafayette, Monticello, Ind., and this place at that business, coming here about 1870 where he worked for the Willamsport Woollen Mills Co. For several years. Upon quitting his trade he engaged in the retail grocery business in the South Town, and afterwards engaged in the restaurant business in the state now owned by Mr. Frank Welsh. With the exception of two years he lived at Colburn, Ind., he had lived in Williamsoprt from 1870 to the day of his death- 21 years. Mr. Armstrong was married June 30, 1858, his wife being Miss Anna Sales, of Delphi Ind., who departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Musselman in this place, the 7th of July 1901, preceding her husband tot he other world almost three months. To Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong were born two children, a son and a daughter, both residents of this city-James T. Armstrong and Mrs. Julia Musselman. They also leave four grandchildren- Leslie and Floyd Armstrong, and Eddie and Lethia Musselman. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church and has also been a member of the I.O.O.F. and the K. of H. fraternities of this place. at the September 1892 regular session of the Board of County Commissioners her was employed as the janitor of the courthouse and grounds, a position he held and faithfully filled to 1901, when his health became so poor he was compelled to resign. During his long service at the courthouse of nine years, he made every official his warm personal friend and they did not forget him in death, for they presented the family a large handsome floral offering which appeared over the bier, and they request that they might be made the pallbearers and be permitted to bear the remains of their old friend to his final resting place in Hillside Cemetery, which request was granted. Deceased had long been in failing health and during the last illness of his wife it was believed he would be called first. He was ever hopeful of recovery until near the close, when he became impressed that his feet were already pressing upon the border of the valley of death, but he was brave, and when the supreme moment came he fell asleep like a weary child after its day of play and spirit sought its home beyond the toils and shadows of this vale of tears. Life's fitful fever is gone and his rests well. The funeral discourse was delivered at the residence of James T. Armstrong on West Third Street by Rev. William Wilmer at 3 o'clock p.m., Monday, September 30, 1901, attended by a large concourse of friends.

Date: 10/3/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003760
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/3/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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