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George Lee Armstrong
10/14/1873 - 3/14/1919
(Shown at age 25)
George Lee Armstrong was born on October 14, 1873 in Headland, Henry Co., Alabama and died on March 14, 1919 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida. He lived to be 45 years old.

His parents were Aris (3/1836)and Ann Dela Arnold Armstrong(2/1842)

George married Nora Coe in 1897
Their children:
James Ari (6/4/1908 - abt.1940) married Vera
Carl L. (10/8/1911-) married Rena
Neva(1/6/1899 - 1986) married Dennis Parrish
Etta Belle (8/2/1909)
Norris Lamar (6/2/1917)
Census6/30/1880 Headland AL (Henry County) 6 yrs old 
#252 - A. Armstrong (age 42), Deely A. Armstrong (38), John H. Armstrong (14), Martha V. Armstrong ( 12 ), Cintha J. Armstrong (10 ), George L. Armstrong (7 ), Lillia F. Armstrong (5 ), Pudley L. Armstrong (3 ) and farm hand -Harvey Ellis (19). Aris was born in AL, his father in SC and mother in AL. Deely was born in GA, as were her parents. All children born in AL. Aris is a farmer.  
Marriage8/11/1897 AL (Henry County) 23 yrs old 
Name: G.L. Armstrong, Gender: Male , Marriage Date: 8/11/1897 , Marriage Place: Henry, Alabama, Spouse: Nora Coe, FHL Film Number: 1288505 , Reference ID: vol G p 88 cn 174  
Census1/1/1900 Headland AL (Henry County) 26 yrs old 
#124 - George L. Armstrong (26 - Oct. 1873), Nora V. Armstrong (27 - May 1873), Neva H. Armstrong (1 - Jan. 1899). All were born in AL, as were their parents, expt. George's mother was born in GA. George is a farmer. They have been married 3 years and have one child.

his parents live a few doors down #120 Aris Armstrong.  
Census4/10/1910 AL (Houston County) 36 yrs old 
Recorded as family #28: George L. Armstrong, (age 35), Nora V. (wife, age 35), Nita H. (daughter, age 10), Etta B. (daughter, age 8), and James A. (son, age 2). All were born in Alabama as were their parents. George is working as a farmer on a general farm and also milling at a sui?? mill. 
Military9/12/1918 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 44 yrs old 
WWI Draft Card Registration: Name: George Lee Armstrong , County: Calhoun , State: Florida , Birth Date: Oct.14, 1873 , Race: White ,Build: medium, Height: medium, eyes: brown, hair: gray, No physical disqualifications, Occupation: farmer, nearest relative: Nora Virginia Armstrong,  

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9 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
10 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
11 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
33 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
44 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
4 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
6 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
16 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
22 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
24 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
27 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
27 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
28 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
29 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
30 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
31 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
33 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
33 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
33 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
39 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
40 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
41 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
9 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
12 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
35 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
39 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
40 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
44 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
46 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
2 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
3 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
36 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
37 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
36 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
41 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
44 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
46 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.

Nora Coe
Born on May 17, 1873 and died on September 18, 1949.
They were married 8/11/1897.

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The Children of George Lee Armstrong

17 years old
Etta Belle Armstrong
Born in Dothan, Alabama on August 2, 1901 and died in Marianna, Florida on March 3, 1949. She was 47 years old.

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