Armstrong, Harold James
B: 19 Jul 1883, Hensel, North Dakota
D: 29 Jan 1959, at home,
M: Matilda "Tillie" Bernath
FN: Switzer A. Armstrong
MN: Mrs. Switzer A. Armstrong
Children of Harold James Armstrong and Matilda "Tillie" Bernath:
Mildred Norma Armstrong
B: 27 Sep 1911, Humboldt, Minnesota
D: 07 Dec 1963, Badger, Minnesota
M: 18 Mar 1937, Willliam David Yates b. 06/13/09 d. 12/08/63
B: 14 Feb 1915, Hill Township, Kittson County, Minnesota
D: 13 Apr 1989, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
M: 05 Jan 1943, Thelma Pernille Loberg, at Watertown, New York b. 10/10/13 d. 03/22/83
Howard John Armstrong
B: 22 Jan 1917, Hill Township, Kittson County, Minnesota
M: 07 Dec 1946, Hazel Loretta Helgeson, at Farm-Wadena Co., MN b. 06/12/20
Harold Ross Armstrong
B: 28 Dec 1920, Hill Township, Kittson County, Minnesota
D: 28 Jun 2006, Stephen, MN
M: 14 May 1950, Vivian Clark, at Stephen, Minnesota b. 05/03/23 d. 10/11/82
Left to mourn his passing are a daughter and son-in-law, Priscilla and Steve Deschene of Bismarck, son-in-law, James Mullen of Copperas Cove, Texas, five grandchildren; Scott and Jason Deschene, Joey (Lisa) Mullen, Charles Mullen and Shawn Mullen, three great-grandchildren; Angel, Alex and Abby Mullen and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Sheila Mullen, sister, Mildred Yates and two brothers, Lawrence and Howard.
Harold Armstrong slept quietly away at his home here last Thursday, January 29, 1959. His passing during the night came as a severe shock to his wife, who was alone with him in their apartment, and to other family members. While he had been known to have a heart weakness, his condition was not considered so grave. He was 75 years, six months, and ten days when death came to him.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church at Humboldt, his former home, Monday at 2:00 P.M. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery at Hallock, Minnesota.
The Reverend Roland E. Ritter conducted the services. Serving as pallbearers were Walter and Alfred Loe?, Herbert Johnston, Lloyd Babcock, Purdy Irving and Simon Dykhuis.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Switzer A. Armstrong at Hensel, N. Dak., on July 19, 1883, Harold James Armstrong attended the rural school of his home community. On September 5, 1905, he came to Hill Township in Kittson County, Minnesota, where he worked for a time and later bought farmland. December 28, 1910, he married Matilda Bernath, also of Hill Township, the couple settling on the farm property. He continued operations as a farmer until 1945, when he retired. In 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong moved to Hallock, and resided there for about seven years. The Armstrongs moved to Yakima, Washington in 1954. Since that time they had spent part of their time in Washington, returned to Minnesota to visit relatives, and then located at Stephen several months ago.
Mr. Armstrong, during his years of residence in the Humboldt area, served on the township and school boards, and also was a director of the Humboldt Elevator Co. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Humboldt.
Left to mourn Mr. Armstrong are his wife at Stephen; one daughter, Mildred (Mrs. William Yates) of Badger; three sons: Lawrence of Hallock, Howard of Menahga, Ross of Stephen; twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also one brother, Chester, of Yakima, Washington: two sisters, Laura (Mrs. H.K. Ramaley) also of Yakima, Washington, and Mrs. Rachael Sparling of Joliette, No. Dak.
One brother, Herbert, preceded Harold Armstrong in death.
Relatives and friends attending the Monday rites at Humboldt and Hallock included: Mr. Harold Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Armstrong, Charles Clark, Joe Clark, Sr., and Joe Clark, Jr., all of Stephen; Mrs. Martha Matthews of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Yates and family of Badger; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Armstrong and family of Hallock; Mrs. Rachel Sparling of Joliette, N.Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bernath of Northhome; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Armstrong of Menahga; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sparling of Fergus Falls; Morris Sparling and daughter, of Hawley; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Loberg, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Loberg and daughter Lois, all of Thief River Falls, Minn.
Matilda Armstrong dies at age 82
Matilda Armstrong, age 82, of Stephen, Minnesota died Sunday, December 22, 1974 at the Warren Hospital. Funeral services for Matilda Armstrong were held Friday, December 27 at the Bethlehem Covenant Church at Stephen with Rev. Sverre Skurdahl officiating. Mrs. James Sundby served as soloist with Faye Anderson as organist. Pallbearers were James Clark, Joe Clark, Carroll Flaten, Roger Sundby, Sven Netterlund, and Gary Krogstad. Arrangements were by the Stennes-Hughes Funeral Home of Stephen.
Matilda Bernath Armstrong was born May 4, 1892, the daughter of John and Sarah Bernath in Hill Township of Kittson County. She attended school and grew to womanhood in the Humboldt area. On December 28, 1910, she married Harold Armstrong at Humboldt, Minnesota. After their marriage the couple was engaged in farming in the Humboldt area until retirement in 1945 when they moved into Hallock. They later moved to Stephen. She had lived at the Good Samaritan Center at Warren since 1971. She was a member of the Bethlehem Covenant Church of Stephen.
She is survived by three sons: Lawrence of Thief River Falls, Howard of Menahga, and Ross of Stephen, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers: Edward Bernath of Northhome, Minnesota, James Bernath of Hallock, and Wilbur Bernath of International Falls; three sisters: Mrs. Martha Matthew of St. Paul, Dorothy, Mrs. Porter Johnson of Grand Forks, and Ethel, Mrs. Carl Lundeen of Crookston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1959, one daughter and one sister.