Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obituary: Elizabeth Armstrong - Class of 1890

Funeral services for Elizabeth Armstrong, 82, of 1224 W. Dayton st., who died at a Madison hospital Saturday, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal church.

The Rev. Nicholas Couletsis, associate rector, will officiate, and the burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

A lifelong resident of the city, Miss Armstrong is a member of a pioneer Madison family. She has lived her whole life at the Dayton st. address.

Miss Armstrong's father, John, came to Madison from Belfast, Ireland.

She was a graduate of the old Draper school and of Madison high school, now Central High school.

Miss Armstrong was an active member of Grace Episcopal church for many years.

Her survivors include a sister, Mrs. A.W. Shumway, Edgerton, and several nieces and nephews in the Madison area.

The body is at the Fitch-Lawrence funeral home.

Originally published as a news story in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 28, 1952. At this time, obituaries were written by newspaper staffers, not families.

Note: Elizabeth Armstrong's class year is based on information in the Madison Public Schools Annual Report (1901-1902), where she is listed as "Lizzie" Armstrong, an 1890 graduate.

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