Word has been received by relatives of the death of William E. Armstrong, of Bakerfield, California. Mr. Armstrong was born in Liberty Township in this county May 1875, being nearly forty four years old at the time of his death which occoured March 14, 1919, caused by influenza and pneumonia. He, with his wife, went to California in February, 1896, where two daughters and a step-son besides one brother, Albert O. Armstrong, and five sisters, Mrs. Lily Troll of Bakersfield, CA.; Mrs. J.W. Zeek of Camargo, OK., Mrs. C. S. Rice and Mrs. L.C. Wible of Mount Ayr, IA., and Mrs. D. M. Armstrong of Washington Township.
The funeral was held Sunday, March 16. A large number of sorrowing friends attended.