Henry County, Indiana
Genealogy and History
James Armstrong, merchant-tailor, New Castle, Ind., is a native of County of Sligo, Ireland, born Dec. 20, 1831. He learned the tailor's trade in his native country serving an apprenticeship of five years. After completing his trade he came to America, and remained in Philadelphia, Pa., eighteen months; then went to Cincinnati, Ohio, were he was employed as a cutter till 1871. He then came to New Castle, and was employed as cutter for Shroyer & Loer eighteen months when they went out of the business. Mr. Armstrong then opened a shop in the second story of the Shroyer building and subsequently moved to his present place of business on Broad street, opposite the court-house, where he is well established carrying a full line of clothing, cloths and trimmings. He was married to Mary, daughter of Michael O'Donnell, of Cincinnati. They have eight children, four sons and four daughters. Two of his sons. Hugh and James, are practical tailors. Mr. Armstrong is a member of Fidelity Lodge, No. 59 I.O.O.F.