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Armstrong Cemetery
Atoka County, Oklahoma
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© by: Ruth Atteberry Adams
Ruthie added this picture here so everyone can see what has happened to this cemetery since the land was recently purchased. Cattle have knocked over the head stones, and it is in very bad condition.

© Ruth Atteberry Adams
Used on this Website with Permission from Ruthie.

Ruthie does not allow her information to be duplicated in any manner.


This cemetery, established in 1904 by a Mr. Pomroy, is located about nine miles east of Stringtown on property now owned by Clyde Williams. It is rather difficult to get to, and it would be best to stop at Fugate Lumber Company about a mile west of the Williams home and ask directions. Mrs. Viva Fugate whose father, Mr. Armstrong helped establish the community and for whom it is named, accompanied us to the site and named each grave including those which have no identification and has written records to support her. The cemetery is no longer used and was in need of cleaning, but was well fenced. It was canvassed November 24, 1981, by Gwen Lowry Walker, ad Ruth Ishmael. On that date it contained 13 stones, and at least 19 unidentified graves.

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Note: Every effort has been made to transcribe this information accurately. These records MAY CONTAIN ERRORS. Any corrections and/or additions greatly appreciated. As with any genealogy information, this is a source and should be considered as such. It is up to the researcher to verify the accuracy.


SURNAME

FIRST MI

BORN

DIED

COMMENTS

ARMSTRONG Fletcher Wade 1897 1952 Son
ARMSTRONG Lula A. May 16, 1897 Mar 30, 1953 Mother - No Stone
ARMSTRONG Walter Eugene   Abt 1934 Son of Otah & Willie Armstrong
BAKER Daniel   Abt 1908 No Stone
BAKER John Wesley 1800's Abt 1897 No Stone
BECK Lona   Abt 1914 Wife of Bill Beck
COOK Fannie & Annie     Twin Babies - Handmade Stone
DUNCAN Mrs.   Abt 1914 No Stone
DUNCAN Infant   1914 Daughter of Mrs. Duncan, Aged 3 weeks - No Stone
FINCHER Jessie 1888 1949 Double Stone with Paul
FINCHER Paul 1875 1932 Double Stone with Jessie
FINCHER Raymond   Abt1907  
FISHER Infant     Daughter of Ed & Mae Fisher - Handmade Stone
FISHER Charles Edward Jan 1945 Aug 1945 Son of Ed & Mae Fisher - No Stone
FISHER Marcus Leon Oct 30, 1942 Oct 30, 1942  
FISHER Virginia Violet Oct 25, 1941 Apr 11,1955 15 Years Old-Daughter of Ed & Mae Fisher - No Stone
HENDERSHOTT Jessie   1920 Age 8 months - No Stone
INGRAM Bradley     No Stone
INGRAM Infant Daughter     Infant of Bradley & Thelma Ingram
INGRAM John Bradley May 3, 1896 Nov 23, 1968  
INGRAM Nancy Jane Jan 3,1867 Mar 15, 1934 Wife of Richard Ingram
INGRAM Richard Nov 27,1863 Jan 17, 1945 Age 81 Yrs., 1 Mo., 21 Days
INGRAM Thelma (Wade)      
JACK J. P. Jul 18, 1847 Apr 16, 1916 Handmade Stone
KEYLOR Emma   Apr 15, 1920  
LEEPER Infant     Daughter of Olivia Leeper
POMROY Baby Girl   1904 1904 - Handmade Stone - This was the first burial here
SELF James Allen, Apr 11,1956 May 25, 2005  
SMITH Ava Murl (Armstrong) (Wasson)      
TEDFORD Mack     Infant Son of Tom & Lizzie Tedford - No Stone
TEDFORD Telia   Nov 1919 Wife of Jep Tedford
TEDFORD Tommy     Infant Son of Tom & Lizzie Tedford - No Stone
TISDELL Baby Girl   1926 According to Mrs. Fugate, the Tisdale family lived on Hiawanna Prairie. The father brought this child's body across the mountains by horseback, for burial in Armstrong cemetery
WADE Infant Son     Son of Henry Wade
No Stone
WASSON Ava Murl (Armstrong) Aug 14,1893 Feb 16, 1922  
WASSON James Corbet Jul 4, 1893 Jul 6, 1914  
WASSON Norman Wesley Jan 26, 1913 Apr 19, 1914  
WILSON Margaret Alice 1954 1970  
UNKNOWN     1905 Other NO STONE, Mrs. Fugate referred to this grave as that of "The Stranger." She said a man rode into the area about 1905, and apparently died of natural causes while camped near the old Beetie Tedford spring. Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Beck, and some others found the body which carried no identification, brought it to the cemetery and buried it.
 
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