Biography of Joel W. Armstrong
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Joel W. Armstrong was born in Licking County, Ohio. Jan. 6, 1817, and was a son of Joseph and Elsie (Strawn) Armstrong, natives of Pennsylvania, and when a mere boy his parents moved to La Salle County, Ill., settling in this township on section 36, previous to the Black Hawk war. The mother died at Morris, Ill., in 1871, aged eighty three years, and the father died at the age of seventy one years. He was married to Cordelia Champlin, a daughter of Christopher and B. S. (Lee) Champlin. Her parents were born and reared in NewLondon, Oonn., and about 1839 came to this county, living at Ottawa about six years, both now deceased. Mrs. Armstrong was born Dec. 8, 1824, in Ashtabula, Ohio, and when fifteen years of age moved with her parents to Ottawa, Ill. To Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong were born five children, Mulford C., born April 12, 1843, and died Sept. 14, 1867, just after graduating at the Chicago University; Nellie A., wife of E. C, Lewis; Julia A., wife of I. D. Smead, President of the Ruttan Heating and Ventilating Company of Toledo, Ohio; Cora E., Walter L. and Hart C. living at home. After becoming of age, Mr. Armstrong served one term as County Recorder, after which he settled on the farm on section 35 where his widow still resides, and where he died Dec. 3, 1871. He was buried in the Baptist church cemetery near his old home in Deer Park Township. He was Supervisor of this township for several years, and was the first Postmaster in the township. In politics he was a Democrat. He was a member of the Baptist church.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886