14 August 2011
Sunday's Obituary - Armstrong, George W. (1813-1902)
Streator Daily Free Press, Streator, Illinois
Thursday, January 30, 1902, page 4
AN OLD SETTLER DIES.
Hon. G.W. Armstrong Passed Away at an Early Hour This Morning.
He was born in Licking county, O. December 11, 1813. In 1831 he came to
Illinois and settled on a farm which is now in county, but the following year he came to this county. He participated in the Black Hawk war. He bough a farm in Marshall in 1833, and that has been his home ever since. He was a close friend of Stephen A. Douglas. He was elected to the legislature in 1844 and to the constitutional convention in 1847. He was in the legislature eight consecutive years, and was a useful, conservative member. He was a member of the board of supervisors for twenty two years, fourteen of these as chairman. He was one of five directors who built the Brookfield and Seneca railroad. Kankakee
Among his children, of who there were nine, was J.G. Armstrong (“Beemus”), a well know
newspaper man, now deceased. Supervisor M.N. Armstrong is also a son, James E. is a prominent instructor in the Ottawa schools, and Charles G. a wealthy electrical engineer and inventor. Chicago
The funeral will be on Saturday, interment at this place.
(a longer bio is in 31 January 1902- some added family but not sibs given)