Jay John Armstrong, 70, died shortly before noon today at his home, 710 W. Liberty St.,
following an illness of about a year.
Mr. Armstrong was born February 23, 1867, a son of the late David and Jane Richards Armstrong
and had always lived here. Forty-three years ago he married Kattie Smith at St. Mary's Church.
He had been employed for the past twenty years by the Rome Manufacturing Division, Revere Copper
and Brass Incorporated and prior to that was an expert copper roller for twenty years with the
Rome Brass and Copper Company.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of its St. Boniface Society. He also was
a member of the Copper Mill Sick Benefit Association. Mr. Armstrong was a staunch supporter of
the Democratic party but never held office.
Surviving besides his widow are one son, Jesse F.; four sisters, Mrs. Ella Eggan and Mrs. George
Peglow, Rome; Mrs. William Stage and Mrs. Floyd Ellis, Lee; and two brothers, David and James,
also of Lee.
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