My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

C. W. ARMSTRONG, partner in the legal firm of Handy, Armstrong & Cockrum, is the eldest in a large family of children bora to Stephen and Nancy (Bennett) Armstrong, who were natives respectively of Indiana and Ohio, and are now residents of Spencer County, this State. C. W. Armstrong was born in Evansville, Ind., January 30, 1846, but when only one year old his parents removed to Newburgh, in this county, where he was reared and received his early schooling. At the age of eighteen years he began the study of law in the office of J. G. Dailey, of Boonville, remaining with him about one year and a half, when he entered the Cincinnati Law School. In 1867 Mr. Armstrong opened an office for the practice of his profession in Evansville, but shortly thereafter was compelled to relinquish legal pursuits, by reason of failing health, and for some time following was engaged in boating on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. In 1872 he came to Boonville, and since then has resided at this place, actively engaged in the practice of law. He was first associated with J. G. Dailey, then with J. D. Cockrum and finally, as he is now situated. Mr. Armstrong is a Mason of the Royal Arch degree, an Odd Fellow and a Democrat. June 2, 1875, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Curtis, daughter of Samuel H. Curtis, one of the best known men of Warrick County.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

View additional Warrick County, Indiana family biographies here: Warrick County, Indiana Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.