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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN G. ARMSTRONG, one of the best known citizens of Montgomery township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, who fills acceptably at the present time the office of supervisor, is a native of the city of Philadelphia, where he was born October 19, 1862. He is the son of William and Ann Jane Armstrong. The sketch of William Armstrong (father) appears elsewhere in this work.

John G. Armstrong was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia and those of Montgomery township. He has been engaged in farm pursuits from the time he was twelve years of age. Since 1892 he has resided upon the farm of 123 acres willed to him by his father. He is a Democrat in politics, and was elected to the office of supervisor on the party ticket.

Mr. Armstrong married in Lansdale, November 11, 1892, Elizabeth, daughter of William and Esther (Snyder) Garner. The couple have two children: Esther, born November 7, 1893, and Henry Dampman, born May 24, 1895. Mrs. Armstrong attends the Montgomery Square Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Armstrong is a progressive man, and a prominent citizen of the township. He enjoys the respect and confidence of the community, and is greatly interested in whatever will benefit the people of the township. He is doing all that is possible in the way of road improvement, and is performing the duties of the position of supervisor in such a manner as commends him to citizens generally without regard to their partisan bias.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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