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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Nancy Armstrong - 2 August 1890 other country passed away 5 February 1976 Alameda California.

Nancy is also buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park Colma, San Mateo County, California.

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

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87560539

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:37 GMT (UK) »
There is also a John Armstrong buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park  Colma, San Mateo County, California. 17 April 1956.

PLOT Garden / Section: Birch Lot: - Lot 336 Division - Div 2 Of

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87560502

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:42 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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This address also appears on a WW2 Draft for a John Armstrong -  born 27 September 1888 Belfast.  ???
Name of person who will always know him was Jackson Flynn. 5735 So. Carpenter. Chicago. Illinois.
Chicago Motor Company. 4533 Wilcox Chicago Cook Illinois.

Jackson Flynn was on that 1930 census.

John Armstrong   40 Annie Armstrong 36 Sheila Armstrong 6
John Fitzgerald   61
Jackson Flynn   23 Edward Flynn   24

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:44 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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Also buried at Cypress Lawn Birch Lot 336 Division Div 2 OF is John Armstrong 17 Apr 1956
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87560502

This fits with the California Death Index entry
John Armstrong
b 27 Apr 1888
birthplace other country
d 17 Apr 1956
San Francisco
father Armstrong
mother McGonity
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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:46 GMT (UK) »
There is also a John Armstrong buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park  Colma, San Mateo County, California. 17 April 1956.

PLOT Garden / Section: Birch Lot: - Lot 336 Division - Div 2 Of

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87560502

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Noitce that someone has left a note attached saying born 27 September 1888 Belfast - father Armstrong and Mother McGonity. Married Annie Jane (Nancy) Flynn in Chicago and had one daughter Sheila Flynn Burdett.  ???
Slight discrepancy on the birth date  ???

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your help with this.  That rules John, Nancy and Sheila out then in terms of DOB, mother's maiden name etc...
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)

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »
By the time of WWII he was 50!  Would they have drafted him at that age?

There is also a John Armstrong buried Cypress Lawn Memorial Park  Colma, San Mateo County, California. 17 April 1956.

PLOT Garden / Section: Birch Lot: - Lot 336 Division - Div 2 Of

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87560502

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Noitce that someone has left a note attached saying born 27 September 1888 Belfast - father Armstrong and Mother McGonity. Married Annie Jane (Nancy) Flynn in Chicago and had one daughter Sheila Flynn Burdett.  ???
Slight discrepancy on the birth date  ???

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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)

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 20:12 GMT (UK) »
WW2 Draft also known as  “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft".
The registration included men born between 27 April 1877 and 16 February 1890 - ages 45 to 64 - and listed their industrial capacity and skills that could be used for military support during World War II - it did mean that they served.

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_World_War_II_Draft_Records

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Re: John William Armstrong (1889) emigrated to USA from Ballinamallard, Fermanagh
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
The family myth is he worked on the railroads for JD Rockefeller.  I contacted both the JD Rockefeller archive and the national archives for railroad employees and he doesn't feature.  Rockefeller only keep records for direct employees.  The railroad archives have massive gaps depending on who you worked for, how long etc...
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)