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Frederick S. Armstrong

ARMSTRONG, Frederick S., who is Superintendent of the Gas and Electric Light Plant of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Greene County, Ill., January 20, 1863. His father, Joseph R. Armstrong, was born in Rogersville, Tenn., and his mother, Anna E. (Whipple) Armstrong, in Marietta, Ohio. His paternal grandfather, Clinton Armstrong, was also born in Rogersville. His grandfather on the mother's side was E. Augustus Whipple. Mr. Armstrong attended the common schools of Carlinville, Ill., and afterward pursued a course of study in Blackburn University, also located in that city. Two years after he completed his education he applied himself to civil engineering, in which he was occupied for ten years, being employed by the Government for two years in Utah, and also in Kansas and Illinois. He was afterward engaged in merchandising in Bardolph, Ill., for three years, and in engineering at Peoria for two years. On October 1, 1901, he came to Macomb, to take charge of the Electric Light and Gas Works, and has continued in this capacity since that period.

Mr. Armstrong was married May 7, 1891, to Nellie Provlne, who was born and schooled in Macomb, and they have one child, Anna E., born October 5, 1894. Politically, Mr. Armstrong is a Republican, in religious faith is a Presbyterian, and his fraternal affiliations are with the Masonic Order, and the Modern Woodmen of America.


Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 816. Extracted 11 Oct 2018 by Norma Hass.