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Obituary Shelton Armstrong,
Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 10 Feb 1895

Fulton Gazette, Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri, 28 February 1895

The cold icy hand of death has again visited this vicinity and the pleasant
home of our neighbor, Shelton Armstrong, and borne him to the tomb to await
the final resurrection.
	The deceased took the measles, developed into that dreaded disease,
pneumonia, from which he never recovered.  In the sudden demise of Mr. Armstrong
the community loses a good citizen who will be greatly missed.  The deceased
was the oldest of seven children, 2 sons and 5 daughters, born to John and
Virginia Armstrong.  This family circle has formerly been broken by the death
of two daughters, Laura and Mary;  the latter's death preceded the subject of
this sketch to the grave a few days.
	Mr. Shelton was married to Miss Maggie Scholl on August 3, 1881.  He was
born September 30, 1856 and died February 10, 1895.  Of this union there were
three children born, viz:  Milton, aged 13 years;  Johnie, 10 years;  and little
Willie, age 19 months.
	He was a kind father, a loving husband and a most excellent neighbor.  He
united with the Christian church in the year 1888 under the able preaching of
Elder T.J. Marlow.  He died as he lived, trusting in the Lord.  Before he died he
was heard to utter the beautiful words, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh
away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord."
	The remains were interred at Liberty church by the Masonic order, and many
dropped a silent tear over the demise of a good man.  Peace be to his dust.
                                                                  A Friend

Shelton and Margaret A (Scholl) Armstrong Family