CARL ARMSTRONG, a member of the Jefferson County Bar, was born in this county September 1, 1876. The son of David Armstrong and Sarah Fell, he had as his birthplace the farm which has been in the Armstrong family for over a hundred years.
The first of the family in this country was John Armstrong, grandfather of Carl Armstrong, who came here from Carlisle, Pa., in 1799, and settled and cleared the farm in Wells Township, where the subject of this sketch was born. The grandfather was a near relative of John Armstrong who founded Carlisle, Pa., and who was a brigadier general of the Revolution and commanded a wing of the army at Germantown.
Carl Armstrong attended the public schools and taught several years in this county; entering Mt. union College, he studied there two years and then went to Ohio Northern University, where he completed the course in law and graduated with the degree of bachelor of laws. He then located temporarily in Mingo, of which place he became solicitor in 1908; early in 1910 he moved to Steubenville and establisehd an office there.
In 1901 he was married to Miss Bertha Scott, who is also a native of this county, and they have two boys, David W., born in 1902, and Lemar McCalmont, born in 1903. The family are members of the Methodist church and Mr. Armstrong is a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders, and Sigma Nu, a college fraternity. Both Mr. Armstrong and his wife are of Scotch ancestry, hence he takes a deep interest in English and local history and literature.