Tuesday, December 4, 1894
Frank Woodland Armstrong died at Battle Creek, Michigan, at 12:45 p.m. Monday. A telegram during the afternoon brought the sad news to relatives and friends at this point.
He had been in feeble health for many years and had used every effort, with an ample fortune at his command, to stay the dread malady, having visited the noted resorts for invalids on both continents.
Deceased was the son of the late John Armstrong, who was one of the most successful business men in the early history of Maysville, and who did as much to build up the town as any citizen of his time. Many monuments of his enterprise are extant among the best business houses and residences of our city.
Frank W. Armstrong spent his boyhood days in Maysville; attended the Maysville Seminary under Rand & Richeson; subsequently attended school at or near Louisville, under the charge of the late Bishop Smith; then about the time of the breaking out of the war he went to Paris, France, where he had a brother, and pursued his studies there for several years. Coming back to this country after the war, he engaged in some commercial enterprises at Cincinnati, but in later years his failing health forbade close attention to any business.
He was a man of fine intelligence, great urbanity of manner, a true friend and a man of a high order of integrity – his word was as good as his bond. In his death a happy family circle loses an affectionate and loving husband and a fond and devoted father. He was as thoroughly equipped for the enjoyment of life as any man the writer has ever known – barring, of course, his poor health. His friends and relatives will miss him. His genial manner, bright and vivacious in spite of the depressed condition of his health, made him always a welcome companion and a cherished friend.
He was most happily married to Miss Trimble, of Hillsboro, Ohio, who survives him. He leaves but one child, a daughter, who is the wife of Robert Sweigert, Esq., of Lexington, Kentucky.
His funeral will occur at Cincinnati on Thursday afternoon, December 6th.