Rev Ramsey Clark Armstrong
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas

 

BIOGRAPHY

Ramsey Clark Armstrong was born October 4, 1842 and when he was 18 years old (1860) he was certified and ordained to preach for the Methodist Church in Texas.
In 1862 the 27th Regiment, Texas Cavalry was organized, it was also known as the 1st Texas Legion or Whitfield's Legion. Most of the men for this troop were recruited from north Texas, Daingerfield, Clarksville, Paris, and Titus County. Private Armstrong served in Company E of this Regiment that in 1862 saw action at Elkhorn Tavern, Arkansas and Iuka, Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, Mississippi.
Private Armstrong served this company until August 1, 1863 when he was transferred to Co H, 9th Texas Cavalry where they continued the fight in Mississippi and then participated in the Atlanta Campaign and operations in Tennessee. He however, was recommended for Chaplain and transferred to Staff. His name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War Detachments that surrendered May 26, 1865. He was paroled in the field August, 1865.
It was through this service that he received a pension from the state of Texas.
After the war he continued his assistance to the Lord and "held pastorates in Weatherford, Waco, Mulkey Memorial Church, Fort Worth and many other Central and West Texas cities."
In 1932, about the age of 90 he retired from the pulpit and removed to Ft Worth and then to Dallas where he passed away July 9, 1933 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana next to his first wife, Matilda.

 

OBITUARY

July 10, 1933
R. C. Armstrong, 90, Pastor, Dies.
The Rev. R. C. Armstrong, 90, Methodist preacher in Texas for the last seventy years, died in Dallas Sunday afternoon. He had been in failing health six months. The minister was the father of Mrs. A. B. Flanary of 3628 Lemmon avenue.

Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church, Corsicana, Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. J. W. Bergin, Corsicana; The Rev. C. O. Shugart, pastor of Central Methodist Church, Fort Worth; the Rev. W. H. Coleman, pastor of Polytechnic Methodist Church, Fort Worth; the Rev. Casper Smith Wright, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district; the Rev. C. R. Wright, presiding elder of the Waxahachie Methodist district, and the Rev. W. D. Bradfield of Southern Methodist University, will officiate.

Mr. Armstrong was licensed to preach when he was 18 and was ordained soon afterward. He held pastorates in Weatherford, Waco, Mulkey Memorial Church, Fort Worth, and many other Central and West Texas cities. He continued to preach until last year, filling the pulpit at Central Methodist Church on his birth anniversary. He was superannuated about six years ago. He made his home in Fort Worth following his retirement until he removed to Dallas about six months ago.
Survivors are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Mittie McCammon and Mrs. Flanary, Dallas; two sons, George W. Armstrong and R. C. Armstrong, Fort Worth and nine grandchildren.

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