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Dora Griffin Armstrong 1863-1918

Dora Griffin ArmstrongBirth: 15 May 1863
Death: 9 Oct 1918, Houston, Harris County, Texas
Inscription: Wife of Elijah Armstrong

Dora Griffin Armstrong was born in Georgia. According to census records her parent were born in Virginia.

In the 1870 Federal Census she is listed as being 17 years old, living with Wade and Lucinda Hampton in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. Lucinda is listed as being born about 1841 in Georgia. (1)

Also in the 1870 Federal Census in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, is a listing for Thomas Griffin, born about 1850 in Georgia. (2) Could Thomas Griffin be Dora’s brother and the same Thomas Griffin who is also buried in the Conroe Community Cemetery?

Dora Griffin ArmstrongDora Griffin married Elijah Armstrong sometime between 1882 and 1884. They were apparently divorced sometime before 1900 because in the 1900 Federal Census she is living in Justice Precinct 7 of Montgomery County, Texas, and is listed as being born about 1856 in Georgia, head of house and divorced. Living with her are her children Arthur Hubbard (born about 1880 in Texas, son), Mandy Davis (born about 1872 in Texas, daughter), Lafayette Armstrong (born 1873 in Texas, son), and Harrison Armstrong (born about 1891 in Texas, son).(3)

By 1910 she is living at 1308 McMillan, Houston, Harris County, Texas. She is listed as a widow and living with her two sons, Nathaniel Harvey (born 1888 in Texas) and Harrison Armstrong (born 1893 in Texas). (4)

Dora Armstrong's Death CertificateShe died on 9 Oct 1918 while living at 1308 McMillan, Houston, Harris County, Texas, from mitral insufficiency. She is listed as being widowed, her father was Tom Griffins and unknown mother. The informant was F. Armstrong. I.S. Lewis of 2615 1/2 Odin Avenue was the undertaker and she was buried in Conroe.

Her descendants include:

  • Arthur Hubbard (Feb 1880 – ????)
  • Mandy Davis (Mar 1882 – ????)
  • William Armstrong (Oct 1885 – ????)
  • Lafayette Armstrong (30 Dec 1891 – 19 Jan 1968)
  • Harrison Armstrong (Jun 1891 – ????)

(1) “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXGX-Q1M : accessed 6 February 2015), Dora Griffin in household of Wade Hampton, Texas, United States; citing p. 14, family 105, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,106.

(2) “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXGF-JRZ : accessed 6 February 2015), Thos Griffen, Texas, United States; citing p. 21, family 153, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,106.

(3) “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3PG-HRJ : accessed 6 February 2015), Dora Armstrong, Justice Precinct 7 Conroe town, Montgomery, Texas, United States; citing sheet 11B, family 217, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,660.

(4) “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2MV-T11 : accessed 6 February 2015), Dora Armstrong, Houston Ward 5, Harris, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 67, sheet 9A, family 160, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,573.

(5) “Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976,” index and images, Ancestry.com (http://interactive.ancestry.com/2272/33154_B061844-02831/30123659 : accessed 6 February 2015), Dora Armstrong, 09 Oct 1918; citing certificate number 41228, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,073,348.

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