ARMSTRONG, A.S. Mr., Block 35
Alva S. Armstrong, 29 year-old farmer, is recorded on the 1920 census of Itawamba County, Beat 3. His household consisted of wife Minnie S., 21, son Escar S., 4, and daughter Mary K., five months.
The 1930 census lists the family in Beat 2 on Settlement Road as composed of Alver S. Armstrong, 39, a farmer, wife Minnie M., 32, and children Esker L., 15, Mary K., 10, and Florence, 2.
According to IHS member Kermit McFerrin, Alva S. Armstrong owned the Bonds House (now the Museum of the Itawamba Historical Society in Mantachie) for several years. Mr. Armstrong was a Deacon in the First Baptist Church of Mantachie. He is buried at Center Star Cemetery.
ARMSTRONG, A.S. Mrs., Block 35
Minnie S. Armstrong was the wife of Alva S. Armstrong. See 1920 and 1930 census information in the entry for Mr. A.S. Armstrong.
Kermit McFerrin states that Minnie S. Turman Armstrong was a Sunday school teacher at the Mantachie First Baptist Church for several years; that she worked for Reed's Garment Company; and that she and Alva S. Armstrong had three children: Escar Armstrong, Mary Kate Armstrong Sheffield, and Nell Armstrong Trammel. Minnie S. Armstrong is buried at Center Star Cemetery.
TURMAN, M.B. Mr., Block 35
M.B. Turman is listed as Marcus B Turman on the 1920 census and as Martin B. Turman on the 1910 census. Mr. Turman was a farmer and married to Florence Turman. In their 1910 household at Greenwood, Beat 4, Itawamba County, Mr. Turman is listed as being 49 years old along, Florence, 45, and three daughters, Cora, 21, Minnie, 12, Lee, 7 and two sons Potter, 14, and Esca, 9.
Thanks to IHS member Joe Sheffield for help transcribing quilt Block 35.
TURMAN, M.B. Mrs., Block 35
Florence Turman is listed as the wife of Marcus/Martin B. Turman on the 1910 and 1920 census of Itawamba County. In 1910 the Turmans are listed as residing in Greenwood, Beat 4; in 1920 they were enumerated as residing in Beat 3. In 1920 the household consisted only of Florence, age 53, and Marcus B. Turman, age 69.
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