Armstrong, Junie B.

Junie B. Armstrong
June 11, 1866-March 10, 1952

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 12, 1952, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Jennie B. Armstrong, 84, formerly of Niles, died at 5:30 p.m Tuesday at her home on 502 Allen street, South Bend. She had been ill two weeks.

Mrs. Armstrong was born June 11, 1886,[sic] in Cass county and lived in Niels until 1925 when she moved to South Bend.  She married Eugene J. Armstrong in January, 1883. He died in January, 1905.  She was a member of the First Methodist church in South Bend.

She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Opal G. Lockwood, of South Bend, and a brother Frank L. Olmstead, of Tacoma, Wash.

Friends may call at the Welsheimer funeral home in South Bend where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery in Niles.


Note: Name in cemetery record and on gravemarker is "Junie" ; DOB on gravemarker is 1866.


Armstrong, Cerintha

Cerintha Armstrong
Abt. 1830-March 30, 1869

Niles Democrat, Saturday, April 10, 1869, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Mr. Rollo, City Sexton, submitted his quarterly  report of interments for the quarter ending March 31, 1869, of which the following is a summary:
. . . .
March 30, 1869      Cerintha M. Armstrong, age 39, native of Oneida County, N.Y. at Niles, of Rose Cancer

Armstrong, Francis Weston

Francis Weston Armstrong
Oct. 28, 1918-Jan. 6, 1934

Niles Daily Star, Saturday, January 6, 1934, page 1, col. 7-8, microfilm Niles District Library


Armstrong Youth Dies at Hospital of Skull Fracture

Evidently Became Confused When Warning Was Shouted by Huffman Brothers; Ran Directly Under Falling Tree


Francis Weston Armstrong, 15, Niles junior high school student, died in Pawating hospital at 10 o'clock this morning from injuries received when a tree he was helping to chop down fell on him.

Working with two Huffman brothers, Cleo, 18, and Robert, 15, the youth was felling timber in the Al Stocks' woods, south of Niles. The boys have been working there at times for some weeks.

"We went to the woods about 7 o'clock this morning," Cleo Huffman said. "We were working on a big tree. When it started to fall, I yelled for the fellows to get out of the way. Francis seemed to be confused and ran directly in the path. The top of the . . .[illegible].

"He was unconscious and did say anything. My brother and I had no trouble getting him out from under the branches. We put him in the car and drove him home.  His parents said to take him on to the hospital, which we did."

The lad was received at the hospital at 9:40 o'clock and died a few minutes later without gaining consciousness. He sustained a fractured skull, a crushed chest, and a broken right arm.

Francis was the son of Mrs.and Mrs. Francis M. Armstrong, 1517 Michigan street. He was born October 28, 1918. The parents and three sisters survive. The sisters are: Mrs. Marian Ravish, Buchanan; Mrs. Mildred Dunek and Mrs. Margery Shepherd, both of Niles.  Two grandmothers are living: Mrs. Mary Armstrong, South Bend, and Mrs. Irene Critzer, Baroda.

Cleo and Robert, the boys who were working with young Armstrong, are sons of Mr.and Mrs. Harry Huffman, 633 South Lincoln avenue. Mr. Huffman and John Dunek, a brother-in-law of the deceased, hold a contract to clear the woods where the boys were busy. The boys have been helping them on school vacations, but the men were engaged in other work today and did not go to the woods.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Rutherford funeral home.




Armstrong, Cecilia Hazel

Cecilia Hazel Armstrong
Sept. 13, 1900-Feb. 14, 1960

Niles Daily Star, Monday, February 15, 1960, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Howard J. (Cecilia Hazel) Armstrong, 59, 2634 S. 13th St., well known Niels area community resident, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday in Pawating Hospital where she had been a patient for four days. She had been ill for three weeks.

Mrs. Armstrong was born Sept. 13, 1900, in Chicago and came here 35 years ago from Chicago.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1938.

In 1958, Mrs. Armstrong was presented the distinguished service award for 35 years service to the Parent-Teachers Assn.She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, the Bertrand Missionary Society and was . . .[illegible]. . .and, at the time of her death was serving as neighborhood chairman of the Girl Scouts of the Brandywine area.

Surviving are: nine children, Mrs. Ernest Ringer, Richard Armstrong, Mrs. Bruce Benton and Miss Ellen Armstrong, all Niles,  Mrs. George Stokes, Lawton, Okla., Warren and John Armstrong, both Alberquerque, N.M., Mrs. Fred Brill, Arlington, Tex., and Mrs. Crawford Garrett, Benton, Ark.; 13 grandchildren, and a brother, Edward Lowery, Santa Monica, Calif.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday in St. Mark Church with the pastor, the Rev. Francis E. Timmons, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kiger and Halbritter Funeral Home here where friends may call.


Armstrong, Frank

Frank Armstrong
Jan. 10, 1862-Nov. 3, 1902

Niles Republican, Thursday, November 6, 1902, page 7, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

The remains of Frank Armstrong, a former resident of Niles, who was killed in an accident in the yards of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad Monday night, arrived here last night and were taken to the vault at Silver Brook cemetery. This afternoon the funeral services were held at the home of his uncle, A.F. Armstrong and the remains were laid at rest in Silver Brook cemetery. Mr. Armstrong was 40 years old.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, November 5, 1902, page 3, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Frank Armstrong, aged about 40 years, a former resident of Niles and a nephew of A.F. Armstrong of this city, was killed in Chicago Monday afternoon in the Northwestern railroad passenger yards, where he was employed as foreman. Particulars in regard to the accident have not yet been received here.  Mr. Armstrong was born near Edwardsburg and was at one time engaged in business here.  He leaves a wife and one son, 14 years of age. The remains will arrive here tonight at 5:30 o'clock and will be placed in the vault. Funeral arrangements have not been made but it is probable that services will be held tomorrow at the home of A.F. Armstrong on Ninth street and interment will be at Silver Brook.

Note:  DOB from Illinois Deaths