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Ipatia Corey Armstrong

Mrs. H. F. Armstrong died at Randolph, Ind., Oct. 25, 1894, aged 68 years, 6 months and 5 days, after an illness of three weeks. Congestion of the lungs was the cause of death. She was buried Oct. 28 in Reitenhour cemetery near Ridgeville, Ind.

Ipatia Corey Armstrong was born in Rush county, Ind., April 20, '26. At an early age she removed with her parents to Michigan City, Ind. During her stay there she became a member of the Congregational church, and was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, fitting herself for school teaching. In 1851, she commenced teaching school in Cincinnati, Ohio, following her chosen occupation there for some time. While thus engaged, she became acquainted wth Hamilton F. Armstrong, then residing at Plainville, Hamilton county, Ohio. After a courtship extending over two years, she was united in marriage with Mr. Armstrong, September 26, 1852, and continued to reside, after her marriage, near Plainville, until 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong then removed to a farm near Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, and remained residents of that county until 1885, when they moved to Randolph, Ind., where they resided at the time of her death.

She was a woman of superior education, strong constitution and vigorous intellect, whose ambition in life seemed to be to gather about her husband and her children all the comforts, pleasures and attractions of a typical home. She cared for nothing in society in the ordinary sense, but loved to be with her family and friends surrounded by her books and flowers. As a wife she proved herself to be a help-mate in adversity as well as a companion in prosperity. As a mother she was loved by her children for the interest, affection and care she bestowed upon them. As a friend, she will be cherished in memory for her genial disposition and many lovable traits of character.

There were born to the union three children. William Howard, now living in Deerfield, Ind., Halla Frances, who died some years ago, and Corey, now a resident of Columbus, Ohio. -- Republican. Wilmington, Ohio.

The subject of the above was a sister of Mrs. Dr. Green, of Chesterton, and well known to many of our people.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: November 23, 1894
Volume Number: 11
Issue Number: 33
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
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