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John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 14:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
  I am looking for information on a great great uncle who emigrated from Ireland, via UK, to the USA after WWI.  He had served in the British army during WWI briefly returned to Fermanagh but then left for the US via the UK.

His name is John William Armstrong and he was born, according to RootsIreland, on 1st Jun 1889 to James Armstrong and Anne Jane Woods.

I found a hint that he may have entered the US in 1922.  There is a potential marriage record, to Nancy ?, in 1924 in Illinois and then had a daughter Sheila Ruth Armstrong.

I'm looking for anyone who may be able to confirm or rule these out.  Or anyone who has found other information on John William.
thanks
Paul
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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 18:45 GMT (UK) »
There is a Naturalization Record   Rhode Island for a John William Armstrong this one born
1 st June 1891 kilskerry Fermanagh does this sound like him ?

Looks like this John William Armstrong married a Mollie Conley 20 June 1909 Rhode Island

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:15 GMT (UK) »
California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 for Sheila Ruth Burdett

Sheila Ruth Armstrong/Burdett - 11 November 1924 Chicao Illinois - passed away 8 July 1970
Spouse Frederick.Father john Armstrong and Mother Nancy Flynn. Both born Ireland.
Had lived in California 24 years.  420 Eddy Street San Francisco. Occupation Clerk/Typist, Pacoific Coast Security.

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:20 GMT (UK) »
619 Rear Groveland Park Chicago Illinois 1940

John Armstrong   aged 51 years. born Northern Ireland. window washer.
Nancy Armstrong aged 43 years.   born Irish Free State. maid.
Sheila Armstrong aged 15 years. born Illinois.

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:21 GMT (UK) »
Sheila R Armstrong aged 40 years married Frederick Burdett aged 38 years - 18 April 1965 - San Francisco, California.
The marriage is also listed under Sheila R Cox aged 40 years married Frederick Burdett aged 38 years - 18 April 1965 San Francisco.


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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:25 GMT (UK) »
FIND A GRAVE

Sheila R Burdett - burial Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma, San Mateo County, California.

LOT Garden / Section: Birch Lot - LOT 336 Division -  Div 2

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87574828

A note on the site - born Sheila Armstrong Nov 1924 Chicago Illinois/Parents john  Armstrong and Nancy Flynn graduated Hyde Park Career Academy HS Chicago 1943 - died of complications of cirrhosis according to death certificate.

Photographs of her appear on the Hyde Park Career Academy School Year Book 1943

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie,
  that sounds very like him in terms of similar DOB 01/06 but RootsIreland and EmeraldAncestors definitely both have him as 01/06/1889.  Also he served during WWI in the British army, Black Watch.  I'll see if I can find his service record to confirm year of birth.
  Kilskerry is the area as Tempo, they were from between Trillick and Ballinamallard.

It is quite a coincidence.

thank you
Paul

There is a Naturalization Record   Rhode Island for a John William Armstrong this one born
1 st June 1891 kilskerry Fermanagh does this sound like him ?

Looks like this John William Armstrong married a Mollie Conley 20 June 1909 Rhode Island

Rosie
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Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Wow Sandra, you were quick.

I had found the 1940s census, as well as the 1930 for John and Nancy/Annie.  I didn't get the Flynn connection so that is a nice new bit of information.

I had found the marriage to 'Burdett' but not the first name so that is really useful.  I will see if I can track down any offspring to confirm any connection.

FIND A GRAVE

Sheila R Burdett - burial Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma, San Mateo County, California.

LOT Garden / Section: Birch Lot - LOT 336 Division -  Div 2

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87574828

A note on the site - born Sheila Armstrong Nov 1924 Chicago Illinois/Parents john  Armstrong and Nancy Flynn graduated Hyde Park Career Academy HS Chicago 1943 - died of complications of cirrhosis according to death certificate.

Photographs of her appear on the Hyde Park Career Academy School Year Book 1943

Sandra
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Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie,
  I found an immigration record for 1922 for a John William Armstrong which matched age into Illinois on Familysearch.  That may tie in with the marriage to Nancy and birth of Sheila Ruth.
Paul

There is a Naturalization Record   Rhode Island for a John William Armstrong this one born
1 st June 1891 kilskerry Fermanagh does this sound like him ?

Looks like this John William Armstrong married a Mollie Conley 20 June 1909 Rhode Island

Rosie
McGrath (Mitchelstown, Cork and Manchester)
Armstrong (Ballinamallard, Fermanagh)
Breen (Omagh, Tyrone)
Gofton (Northumberland)
Miller (upto 1880s Clones, Monaghan, from 1880s Sancton and Market Weighton, Yorkshire)
Donnelly (Collegeland, Armagh/Tyrone)