Ellis William Armstrong, Jr.

Ellis William Armstrong, Jr.

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  • Name Ellis William Armstrong 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 12 Mar 1933  Commodore, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940  Green Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    of Father
    BirthPlace
    of Mother
    Immigration
    Year
    OccupationVeteranStreet
    5217P.W.Armstrongheadmalewhite187961marriedPennsylvaniafarmer
    6217Daisy D.Armstrongwifefemalewhite189248marriedPennsylvania
    7217JackArmstrongsonmalewhite191525singlePennsylvanialaborer
    8217ClairArmstrongsonmalewhite192020singlePennsylvaniafarmer
    9217OrtonArmstrongsonmalewhite192218singlePennsylvania
    10217FrancesArmstrongdaughterfemalewhite192515singlePennsylvania
    11217MaryArmstrongdaughterfemalewhite192713singlePennsylvania
    12217BillyArmstrongsonmalewhite19337singlePennsylvania
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    Military Service Bill served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was inducted into the US Army in April 1953 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland at the 2053rd Army Reception Center. An article, with photo of him in uniform, appeared in the April 21, 1953 issue of the Indiana Gazette. Further information about his military career is not currently known.
     
    Private Ellis W. Armstrong Inducted Into U.S. Army
    Private Ellis W. Armstrong Inducted Into U.S. Army
    at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
    Private Ellis W. Armstrong
    Private Ellis W. Armstrong
    photo that appeared in the notice about his induction into the U.S. Army
    Died 4 Jul 2018  Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ellis W. (Bill) Armstrong, 85, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, formerly of Linesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, West Virginia. He had currently lived at his daughter Connie's home.

      Born March 12, 1933, in Commodore, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Ellis W. and Daisy Donahey Armstrong. He married Janet Lee Cornmesser on June 4, 1955, in North East, Pennsylvania.

      He was a 1952 graduate of Commodore High School. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

      Bill was a self-employed barber from 1958 until 1985. For twenty years, he worked at PPG in Meadville as a glass processor from 1972 until 1991. Bill also helped at Coleman now Royal-Coleman Funeral Home since 1992.

      He was a member of the Linesville United Methodist Church. He was a member and Past Master of Pine Masonic Lodge 498 in Linesville and a member of the Valley of Erie Consistory. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 462, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842, and the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club all in Linesville. He was also a member of the Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall and the Conneaut Lake Station 3 Fire Hall. Bill was active in the Lakeland Senior Center in Linesville and was instrumental in helping get the new senior center built. He loved being involved and helping organizations.

      Bill enjoyed mowing his grass and going golfing. He was extremely well known for his stories and jokes.

      Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Janet Lee Armstrong; four children, Jon Martin Armstrong and his wife, Julia, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Ricky Lee Armstrong and his wife, Francine, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Dr. Orton Carl Armstrong and his wife, Susan, of Vienna, West Virginia and Connie Jo Bonner and her husband, Leo, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Randy Armstrong, Anthony Armstrong, Erin Thorpe, Morgan Haught, Julius Bonner and Katherine Bonner; six greatgrandchildren, Asher, London, Kennedy, Reese and Lennon Armstrong and Simon Thorpe; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Randy Jay Armstrong; a grandson, Orton Chad Armstrong; four sisters, Frances Buterbaugh, Sarah Kerr, Ruth Keith and Mary Bagley; and three brothers, John Martin Armstrong, Clair Edward Armstrong and Orton C. Armstrong.

      Calling hours will be on Friday, July 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at ROYAL-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME 6028 U.S. HIGHWAY 6, Linesville. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

      A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the funeral home with Rev. Russell Hines of the Norrisville United Methodist Church officiating. Additional calling will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.

      Burial with full military honors will follow in Linesville Cemetery.

      The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club, 3642 W. Erie St., or the Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7842, 6913 Gehrton Rd., both of Linesville, Pa 16424.

      Please share a condolence or memory of Bill for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
    Age 85 years 
    Buried 14 Jul 2018  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section V, Lot 602, Grave 8
    Armstrong, Ellis William Jr. and Janet Lee Cornmesser
    Armstrong, Ellis William Jr. and Janet Lee Cornmesser
    Plot: Section V, Lot 602, Graves 7 and 8
    Person ID I35963  Local Families
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2019 

    Father Ellis William Armstrong, Sr.,   b. 12 Jan 1879, Green Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1947, White Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Daisy Dell Donahey,   b. 28 Jan 1892, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1991, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1914  Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Randy Jay Armstrong,   b. 5 Jun 1960, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1966, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2005 
    Family ID F12261  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Ellis William Armstrong, Jr.
    Ellis William Armstrong, Jr.

    Marriage Records
    Wed in North East Methodist Church
    Wed in North East Methodist Church
    newspaper clipping from the Indiana (Pa) Gazette
    Engagement of Janet Lee Armstrong to Pvt. Ellis W. 'Bill' Armstrong
    Engagement of Janet Lee Armstrong to Pvt. Ellis W. "Bill" Armstrong
    appeared in the Indiana Gazette