George Armstrong, who was born at Sunbury, Ohio, May 26, 1843, died at Ellsworth, Kansas, January 29, 1886.

The late George Armstrong was educated in the Sunbury schools and Delaware University. On April 16, 1861, he enlisted for service in the Civil War, entering Company C, Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This regiment was connected with the Army of the Cumberland, and Mr. Armstrong served as a faithful soldier, being promoted from the ranks to be corporal of his company, until he was honorably discharged, in August, 1865. After the organization of the Grand Army of the Republic, he became identified with it. He was a member of the Baptist Church and served on its Board of Deacons. In politics he was a Republican. He belonged to the Masonic fraternity.

The parents of the late George Armstrong were Charles and Elizabeth (Slocum) Armstrong. They were born in Pennsylvania and came to Delaware County, Ohio, and Charles Armstrong bought a farm near Sunbury in which he did in 1870. His wife died in 1897, at the home of her granddaughter. Mrs. Kimball Sedgwick, in Sunbury. For two terms he served as treasurer of Delaware County. Of his 11 children, his son George was the fourth in order of birth.

George Armstrong was married (first) April 3, 1867, to Emily Kimball, who died Apri9l 27, 1873. Two children of that marriage survive—Burt D., residing at Delaware, Ohio; and Mabel, who married V. E. Brevoort. Mr. Brevoort is engaged in business at Columbus.Mr. Armstrong was married (secondly) May 24, 1876, to Mrs. Irene (Kimball) Sedgwick. A son, Charles O. Armstrong, is assistant cashier of the Sunbury Farmer's Bank. Mrs. Armstrong was born in Marion County, Ohio, September 21, 1843. and is a daughter of Elias and Irene A. (Ticknor) Kimball, natives of Lebanon, New Hampshire, who came to Marion County, Ohio, in 1839. Elias Kimball was a merchant, and in 1844 he engaged in a general mercantile business at Sunbury, which he continued until 1864. At that time he practically retired, but resumed business activity in 1872, when he became one of the organizers of the Sunbury Bank, of which he was the first president, remaining such until his death, December 23, 1872.

 

 

20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens, Edited and compiled by James R. Lytle, Delaware, Ohio, Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1908