George Washington Armstrong (1892-1957)

By Monteau Jones 

George Washington Armstrong was born on April 24th, 1892 in Winfall, North Carolina to his mother Emma Armstrong and father Bill White. In North Carolina, Armstrong was a colored man raised in a Baptist religion.

On July 18th, 1918 Armstrong enlisted into the National Army. He started as a private in Norfolk, Virginia. His original Assignment was Company D, 338th S.O.S., Q.M.C. Division. Embarked from Newport News, Virginia on the Lutishu and arrived. Before and after the enlistment, his occupation was being a laborer. Armstrong was discharged from the National Army on July 5th, 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey. He left as a Private First Class. 

George Washington Armstrong married Emma Molben and they had two children: Virginia and Lloyd. The family lived on Maltby Avenue and sometimes their niece, Alberta Malbon, stayed with them.

George died May 26, 1957 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery. His wife died four years later and is buried next to him.