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Armstrong Cemetery

T.12 S   R.5 W   S.31
      The Armstrong Cemetery is located on private land on the west side of Bellfountain Road, about one-half mile south of the intersection of Bellfountain Road and Airport Road.

      The original owner was William HENKLE, who purchased the Donation Land Claim of Jacob MARTIN in 1867. In 1869, William HENKLE'S Father-in-law, Michael H. WALKER, died and was buried on William HENKLE's property. His was the first burial in the cemetery. There are approximately 20 graves here, of these about 13 are marked. There are no ARMSTRONGS buried in the cemetery, which is supposedly named for former owners of the property.

      In 1867 William HENKLE sold 130 acres in this location to R.M. and Barbara HANSON. A year after the family's move to this location, in 1877, the HANSONs four of their six children in an outbreak of diphtheria. The graves of these children are all located within the confines of a very ornamental wrought iron fence. R.M. HANSON was buried in this plot upon his death in 1889. The fence, which is partly collapsed, was patented by Crowell in 1865. The fence was reinforced at some point by a concrete base. The wrought iron fence, one of only two in the county, may date to 1876 and should be preserved.

HENKLE, Wm., 21 Jul 1894, Age 75 Y, 2 M, 6 D
    On stone with Nancy J. Henkle (his wife)

HENKLE, Nancy J. - 14 Oct 1886, Age 60 Y, 7 M, 25 D
    On stone with Wm. Henkle (his wife)

WALKER, M. H. 10 Sep 1802~27 Nov 1869

WALKER, Sarah 26 Sep 1802 ~ 27 Mar 1893

WALKER, Martha J. 20 Dec 1831~ 23 Dec 1902

IRWIN, Robert, 13 Jul 1876,Age 77 Y, 5 M, 18 D
    Next to Wm. P. Irwin

IRWIN, Wm. P. 13 Aug 1834~5 Sep 1899
    Next to Robert Irwin

HANSON, Leay M., 22 Sep 1870 (DAR says b. this date), Age 7 Y, 7 M,

HANSON, Wesley E. 6 Sep 1865 Age 12 Y, 8 M, 7

HANSON, Emma E. 5 Jun 1868, Age 10 Y, 2 M, 1 D

HANSON,_R. M. 9 Apr 1832 ~ Age 57 Y, 2 M, 3 D

HANSON, Infant daughter 27 Jul 1881

HANSON, Levi 11 Apr 1873 Age 4 Y, 27 D

IRWIN, Gilla Ann, May 1839~10 Jul 1934
    No stone - wife of Wm. P.Irwin


McBEE, Minnie, 4 Nov 1880, Age 2Y, 3M, 21D
    Dau of Wm. & Annie L. McBee

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