Mac/McPherson of PA, Ladd of Maine and Related Families

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  • ID: I7833
  • _UID: C8CF40E5DAC64E9DB75FBF18BF0E5593E9B3
  • Name: Alexander ARMSTRONG
  • Suffix: Esq.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 DEC 1847 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
  • Christening: 25 MAY 1849 Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
  • Note: Zion Reformed Church
  • Death: 27 OCT 1905 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
  • Census: 1880 Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
  • Census: 1900 2nd Ward, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
  • Note:

    ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG.
    Alexander Armstrong was born in Hagerstown, Maryland,
    December 5, 1847, and resided there until his death on October,
    27, 1905.
    His early education was received at private schools and
    the old Hagerstown Academy, and his collegiate training was
    in Princeton University where he was graduated in 1868 with
    the degree of A. B. and from which institution in 1871 he
    received the degree of A. M.
    He selected the profession of hiw as his life work and was
    admitted to the Bar in November, 1871. In 1885 he was
    elected a member of the house of delegates of the Maryland
    legislature, and in 1896 he was sent to Indianapolis as a
    delegate to the convention of " Gold Democrats " which nominated
    Palmer and Buckner for President and Vice-President
    of the United States.
    In the discharge of both his professional and public duties,
    the methods of Alexander Armstong were clean, straightforward
    and honest and his motives pure and unselfish. It was
    his aim at all times first to perceive the truth and then to
    accomplish it so far as lay within his power. Through all
    the years of his busy, earnest life, he was ever faithful to the
    motto chosen in his youth, " Be just and fear not."
    Mr. Armstrong was a man of broad views and varied interests,
    and in all the matters submitted to his judgment he
    entertained the strongest convictions. In politics his spirit
    of independence would not permit a surrender to the demands
    of party allegiance and he never failed to champion those
    principles which seemed to him to promise the greatest public
    good and to vote for those candidates whom he felt would be
    the most faithful and conscientious in the public service.
    When great questions were before the people he took his stand
    openly and courageouly in favor of that solution which to his
    mind appeared correct.
    Mr. Armstrong's business career was characterized by the
    same spirit of fairness. He was earnest and persevering in
    the protection of his client's interest, but his zeal in their
    behalf never tempted him to disregard the rights and feelings
    of others, and this sense of moderation won for him on many
    occasions the esteem and high regard of those arrayed against
    him. It was his constant aim to preserve the dignity of his
    profession and at the same time in its practice prove himself
    progressive by the adoption of new methods and ideas.
    Fine intellectual powers, a sane, conservative judgment,
    keen legal acumen and frugal, industrious habits achieved for
    him success in that portion of the world's work which was
    allotted to him. It was, however, the cultured ways, the
    gentle heart, the generous, sympathetic nature, the cordial,
    sunny manners which most truly revealed the man and which
    will cause his memory to be most warmly and tenderly ?
    cherished by his many friends. While he was not able,
    because of his increasing business responsibilities, to indulge
    his natural taste for literary pursuits, he not only found relief
    from the dull routine of business by turning again to the
    results of reading done in younger years, but was able to draw
    from that storehouse for the encouragement and inspiration
    of others. Few men have been more charitable in their dealings
    with their fellows than Mr. Armstrong. In his quiet,
    unostentatious way, he was ever ready to extend a helping
    hand and in every part of the city and county there are those
    who can testify to his generosity. It was not the lot of Mr.
    Armstrong to hold high puWic position. His life was simple
    and uneventful, but all unconsciously he achieved for himself
    the real prize in life, that true greatness which is only won
    by patient toil and nobility of soul. The record of such a
    career is its most exalted monument.
  • Change Date: 4 DEC 2008



    Father: Alexander ARMSTRONG b: 1798 in PA
    Mother: Susan HAMMOND

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Key SCOTT b: MAY 1854 in MD
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Alexander ARMSTRONG b: 28 JUN 1877 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD c: 1 AUG 1878 in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD
    2. Has No Children Norman B. ARMSTRONG b: JUN 1880 in MD
    3. Has No Children John G. ARMSTRONG b: JUL 1881 in MD
    4. Has No Children Edward P. ARMSTRONG b: SEP 1882 in MD
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