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Lawyer

Thomas Armstrong, American lawyer. member Armstrong, Kramer, Morrison & Roche; Mason. Donor of Pueblo Grande Ancient Ruins to City of Phoenix.

Background

Armstrong, Thomas was born on July 18, 1857 in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Thomas and Julia A. (Knapp) Armstrong.

Education

He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, The Geelong College, and Trinity College () (BA, 1880. MA, 1883); and ordained deacon by Bishop James Moorhouse in December 1880 and priest in 1881.

Career

He was curate of Christ Church, St Kilda (1881–83) and Christ Church, Hawthorn (1883), first vicar of St Columb's, Hawthorn (1883–94), and archdeacon of Gippsland (1894–1902). He was rural dean of Sale (1896–99), and a canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne and examining chaplain to the bishop of Melbourne (1899–1902). On 24 February 1902 he was consecrated first Bishop of Wangaratta.

During his tenure the bishop's lodge was built, St Columb's Hall for the education of clergy established and a cathedral partially completed. In 1903 he was awarded an honorary D.D. by the University of Trinity College, Toronto, Canada. He retired on 31 March 1927 and became acting incumbent of St John's, Toorak, and was president of the Melbourne College of Divinity in 1930.

Membership

Member Armstrong, Kramer, Morrison & Roche. Mason. Donor of Pueblo Grande Ancient Ruins to City of Phoenix.

Connections

Married Evelina Ackerman, May 15, 1883 (died 1911).; married second, Meda A. McNeff, July 11, 1921. Children: Thomas A., Helen A. (Mistress Austin Morrill), Marion A. (Mistress A. H. DeRiemer), Margaret A. (Mistress George W. Heise), Jean A. (Mistress Malcolm Lowery), Robert H.

father:
Thomas Armstrong

mother:
Julia A. (Knapp) Armstrong

spouses:
Meda A. McNeff

Evelina Ackerman

children:
Robert H. Armstrong

Jean A. Armstrong (Mistress Malcolm Lowery)

Helen A. Armstrong (Mistress Austin Morrill)

Thomas A. Armstrong

Marion A. Armstrong (Mistress A. H. DeRiemer)

Margaret A. Armstrong (Mistress George W. Heise)