B. T. Armstrong

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.




B. T. Armstrong, a popular and prosperous young citizen of Kenosha, is actively engaged in business at the head of the Armstrong Bicycle Company, handling various makes of bicycles and motorcycles. His birth occurred in Waukegan, Illinois, on the 11th of August, 1896. His father, Thomas J. Armstrong, who organized the Armstrong Bicycle Company, is now living retired in Kenosha, Wisconsin. B. T. Armstrong was eight or nine years of age when the family home was established in Kenosha, and he attended the common schools of the city in the acquirement of an education. He also pursued a course of study in the Kenosha Business College, being graduated from that institution in 1912. He then entered the service of the Gray Electric Company and remained with that concern four and one-half years, spending two years in learning the business and a similar period in the capacity of manager.

Subsequently he went west on a pleasure trip and spent five months in traveling over that part of the country. On returning to Kenosha he purchased the Armstrong Bicycle Company from his father and has conducted the enterprise continuously since, handing numerous makes of bicycles and motorcycles and also doing repair work. Success has come to him in this connection, and he is widely recognized as one of the enterprising young business men of the city.

Politically Mr. Armstrong is a nonpartisan, considering the capability of a candidate of greater importance than his party affiliation. His religious faith is that of the Congregational church, in which he holds membership, and its teachings guide him in the varied relations of life.

Typed by: Michelle Laycock



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