From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 23, 1898, Page 1 of supplement section A cloud of sadness settled down over our little village of Plainville Thursday morning, when friends and neighbors whispered in hushed tones that the end of C. W. ARMSTRONG's life was near, and at 9 o'clock he passed away, leaving with us only senseless clay. Mr. ARMSTRONG died at his home in Plainville, Wisconsin, April 14, 1898, aged 72 years, 8 months, and 14 days. The deceased was born in Granby, Syracuse county, New York, July 14, 1826, and came to Jefferson county, Wisconsin, with his parents in 1844. July 2, 1846, he was married to Miss Rachel SIXBEE, who has been his constant companion and faithful nurse during his sickness. They had two children, Mrs. Belle ATCHERSON of Plainville, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Jean JAMES of Armour, South Dakota; and one adopted son, Fred STAPLES, whom they took when but four years old, and faithfully have they filled the place of father and mother. All three children were present at the funeral. He moved to Plainville, Adams county, Wisconsin, in 1849, and was one of the first settlers. He was engaged in different enterprises, and held various town offices. During his long, active life, Mr. ARMSTRONG had the esteem and confidence of his many friends and the business men with whom he had dealings. The funeral was held at his home, conducted by Rev. W. J. Turner of Kilbourn, and was attended by representatives of most of the old and leading families of this section of country. It was notable that everybody seemed desirous of expressing a high degree of respect and esteem for their departed neighbor, and that the work of his life had been well, nobly and honorably completed. Mr. ARMSTRONG was well known throughout Adams county and was ever ready to help in time of sickness and death, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and neighbors. For the widow and children so greatly bereaved, so suddenly deprived of a husband and father, the sympathy is most profound through the community.
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