1910 Washita Co OK, town of Foss, Jefferson St, Turkey Creek Twp, ed 269, 10-11
1900 Custer Co OK, Washita Twp, dwelling 387, family 391
1880 Livingston Co MO, Mooresville Twp, sheet 18, line 24
1870 Mills Co IA, 2nd Ward, Glenwood, Glenwood Twp, p 7-8
Although her tombstone and her son, Mansel Armstrong, both said her birthdate was 1870, her 1870 and 1880 census show her as having been born one year earlier. Actually the 1870 census was taken two weeks before her supposed birth and lists a one-year-old named Samuel. Comparing this with the 1880 record, where Annie was listed as 11, I believe Samuel was probably Anna Samantha. There is no indication of another child. Her parents' October 1883 divorce decree gives her age as 14.
Her death certificate gives the wrong maiden name for her mother. Christopher Howard was her mother's stepfather. See also daughter Nannie's obituary., , , , ,
Text: 1930 US Census, Washita Co OK, town of Foss, 65-73. Armstrong, John F, head, 1200, mw, 73, mar, 22, no yes, IL NY OH; Anna S, wife, fw, 59, mar 22, MO IN IN
Text: 1920 US census, Washita Co OK, ed 200, sheet 9 155-159: Frank Armstrong 63 mr rd & wr IL NY OH manager restaurant, Anna S 49 mr rd & wr MO IN IN cook restaurant, GlyLavon dau 10 sg in school rd & wr OK IL MO.
Text: 1910 US census, Washita County OK, town of Foss, Jefferson St, Turkey Creek Twp, ed 269, 10-11. Armstrong, Frank, head wm 63 m 32 MO NY OH, English, stock buyer for market, own account, can read & write, Anna wife fw 39 m 32 7 5 MO IN KY, Nannie dau fw 15 s OK MO MO, Mansel son mw 13 s OK MO MO, Ralph son mw 10 s OK MO MO, Jeter son wm 7 s OK MO MO, Glyde Lavon dau fw 8/12 s OK MO MO. [Was 32 years married Frank's total?]
Text: 1900 US census, Custer Co OK, Washita Twp, dwelling 387, family 391. Armstrong, Frank, head wm Aug 1956 48 m 8 IL NY OH farmer, Annie wife wf Aug 1871 29 m 8 4 4 MO IN IN, Golda daughter wf Apr 1893 7 s MO IL MO, Nannie daughter wf Apr 1895 5 s OK IL MO, Mancel son wm Aug 1896 3 s OK IL MO, infant son wm Feb 1900 3/12 s OK IL MO. His parents were living next door.
Text: 1880 US census, Livingston Co MO, Mooresville Twp, sheet 18, line 24. Turner, Reuben W 51 eye doctor ["oculist" written in above line] IN VA VA, Margaret 34 keeping house IN IN TN, Florence 17 [occupation illegible] MO IN IN, Robert H 15 [occupation illegible] MO IN IN, Lillian L 13 at home MO IN IN, Annie S 11 at home MO IN IN, Roza D 6 MO IN IN, Purley L 3 MO IN IN.
Text: 1870 census, Mills Co IA, 2nd Ward, Glenwood, Glenwood Twp, p 7-8. Turner, Reuben 39 mw occulist 800 200 IN male citizen over 21, Margaret 26 fw keepinghouse IN school in year, Florence 7 fw IN, Robert 6 mw IN, Lilian 4 fw IN, Samuel 1 mw MO. (Anna Samantha is listed as a boy Samuel.)
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Date: 19 JAN 2010
Prior to import, this record was last changed 19 JAN 2010.
Text: Reuben W. Turner pension file no. 48840, National Archives. It appears that Reuben did not have a disability pension, which explains the lack of correspondence relaing to his pension as well as pension papers giving family data, but Margaret Ellen applied for a widow's pension and was rejected because of her divorce and remarriage. I have not found a record of Margaret and Stewart McCord's divorce, other than her declaration for a pension, which states the divorce took place 24 Sep 1901, but they were definitely living apart at the time of the 1900 census. I also have not found a remarriage of Reuben and Margaret, although they were in the same household in 1900. We have searched and cannot locate their 1910 census. A typeover in this pension document makes it unclear whether Reuben Died on 10 Nov 1905 or 1915; the date of the document, 31 Oct 1916, is more an indication of the law under which Margaret filed for a pension, than the date of death; the cover page from the pension office states death was 1905.
Text: Armstrong-Turner tombstones, Clinton OK Cemetery, transcribed 4 Sep 1966 by Kathy Alvis, later photographed.
Text: Divorce record, Reuben Webster Turner and Margaret Ellen (Parker) Turner, Worth Co MO, 25 Oct 1883.
Margaret E. Turner, Plaintiff against Reuben W. Turner, Defendant
Now on this 25th day of October 1883 comes the plaintiff by her Attorney and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the defendant has been duly notified of the pendency of this suit by his accepting service on the summons and prior to the last term of this Court come not but made default and now again makes default, and all and singular the matter being submitted to the Court are by the Court fully seen and heard. The Court with order adjudge and decree that that the decreetise at last term of this Court be made final for divorse and that the bonds of matrimony heretofore contracted and now existing between plaintiff and defendants be unmade, rescinded, and held for naught and that the plaintiff be allowed to marry, and that it is further ordered that plaintiff have the care and custody of her minor children to wit: Annie Turner aged fourteen years Rose Turner aged five years, Pearl Turner aged seven years and Blanche Turner aged three years.
Text: Anna Armstrong, funeral card. Original.
Text: Anna Samantha Armstrong, death certificate no. 186 (1942), Oklahoma State Board of Health--Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Text: Obituary, "Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Armstrong," no date or newspaper name, original clipping.
Text: Turner-Parker marriage, 20 Dec 1861, Vigo County IN, page 494, Also from ancestry.com: Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920, County: Vigo, Name: Ellen Parker, Spouse: Reuben W Turner, Marriage Date: 20 Dec 1861, Book: 2, Original Source Page: 494. Online at http://www.vigo.lib.in.us/SPC/marriages/2800/200494.pdf.
Text: Worth County Marriage Book C:193, County Clerk's Office, Grant City MO. Certified copy.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Anna by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Anna: