A message was received Sunday bearing the sad news of the death of J. J. Armstrong, who passed away that morning at Princeton, MO., where he had gone to visit at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. B. Draper. The body was brought to Mount Ayr Monday and the funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clemma Bonnie, Tuesday at 10 o’clock a.m., conducted by Rev. T.S. Rhoades assisted by Rev. W.R. Foster. The body was laid to rest beside his wife in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Armstrong’s death came suddenly following an attack of pneumonia. He had been resident of Mount Ayr since early manhood and was well known and highly respected, and the announcement of his death brought profound sorrow to his many friends.
John Joseph Armstrong was born in Illinois August 18, 1848, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. B. Draper in Princeton, MO., October 27, 1918, aged seventy years, two months and eight days.
In early life he, with his father’s family, came to Ringgold County, Iowa, which has ever since been his home. He was married September 9, 1869 to Miss Elsie Freeling, who died December 15, 1918. Six children were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are Clyde Armstrong of St. Joseph, MO., Mrs. Clemma Boonie, of Mount Ayr, Mrs. G.B. Draper of Princeton, MO., Mrs. Mae Clayton, Mount Ayr, and Fred Armstrong, Kellerton, Iowa.
Mr. Armstrong led a quiet life. He loved his family and was loved by them. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a loyal citizen who stood for the best type of citizenship.