Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901 - 1971)

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Louis Daniel Armstrong
Born in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Queens, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 19 Nov 2014
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Categories: American Notables | Musicians | American Singers | Trumpeters | Composers | Grammy Award Winners of the 20th Century | Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Biography

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music.
Louis Armstrong Biography - Trumpet Player, Singer (1901–1971)
"On New Year's Eve in 1912, Armstrong fired his stepfather's gun in the air during a New Year's Eve celebration and was arrested on the spot. He was then sent to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys. There, he received musical instruction on the cornet and fell in love with music."
Louis Daniel Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. He was one of two children born to Willie Armstrong, a turpentine worker, and Mary Ann Armstrong, whose grandparents had been slaves.
"Stardust" (1931)
"What a wonderful world" (1967)
"Blueberry Hill" (1949)
"When You're Smiling" (1929, 1932, and 1956)

Census 1940

Name: Louis Armstrong
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Gender: Male
Race: Negro (Black)
Birthplace: Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: New York, New York, New York, Street: West 145 St.
House Number: 101
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Sheet Number: 63A
Institution: Curry Hotel
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 5
Occupation: Musician
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 56
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 40
Income: 15000
Income Other Sources: No
Household Members:
Name Age
Louis Armstrong 39
Alpha B Armstrong 33

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2672; Page: 63A; Enumeration District: 31-1963. Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Burial

Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, New York
Plot: Section 9
Find A Grave Memorial# 36


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