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24 July 2011

Sunday’s Obituary - Roseann Armstrong nee Julien (1828-1902)

Streator Daily Free Press.
VOL. XXI. – NO. 6643 Thursday, July 31, 1902 Pg 5
She Had Lived Near Reading Almost Forty Years.
  The death of Mrs. Roseann Armstrong, which was briefly mentioned in yesterday’s Free Press, occurred at 1:20 o’clock yesterday afternoon at her home, one mile west of Reading, she having been ill with catarrhal fever and complication of disease since July 4.
  Mrs. Armstrong was 74 years of age at the time of her death. She was born July 3, 1828, in Hocking county, Ohio, and lived there until she had grown to womanhood, when she moved with her parents to Pickaway county, in the same state, where, two years later, June 7, 1863, she was united in marriage to George Armstrong.
  Immediately after their marriage Mr. Armstrong and his wife moved to Illinois and settled on a farm now owned by their son, George, and located across the road from what is now his mother’s place. Mr. Armstrong died there July 10, 1864, but Mrs. Armstrong continued to reside in that locality until her death.
  Mrs. Armstrong is survived by one son, George, of Reading Township, who was only a few months old when his father passed away; by two brothers, Rene Julien, of Reading township, and George W. Julien, of Hocking county, Ohio, and two sisters, Miss Zelda Julien, of Pickaway county, Ohio, and Mrs. Montgomery Hedges, of Fairfield County, O. Mrs. Armstrong was the third oldest of a family of fourteen children, ten of whom are now dead.
  The funeral will be held Saturday morning, with services, conducted by Rev. Spencer, of Ancona, at the house at 9 o’clock. The interment will be made in Moon’s cemetery.

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