Dr. R. L. Armstrong, Jr. Sabine Parish, Louisiana
Dr. R. L. Armstrong, Jr., of Pleasant
Hill is the only survivor.
On August 5, 1858, Dr. Armstrong
married Virginia A. Pullen, his second wife and surviving widow.
Too modest and unselfish for a politician, the only public
position that he ever occupied was that of state senator.
Besides standing, as it were, a monument of incorruptible
integrity and spotless honor, he was equally distinguished for
the greater and softer impulses of the heart, for open-handed
liberality and above all his true charity. Upon his memorial
shaft is inscribed, "He Was, the Poor Man's Friend." He was
buried at Pleasant Hill by the Masonic fraternity.
Dr. R. L. Armstrong, Jr., was born
June 9, 1857, near Pleasant Hill. He attended the Medical
University of Louisiana in 1877-78 and graduated at the medical
department of Louisville University in 1879. Soon after
graduating he married Miss Hattie O'Pry and located at Pleasant
Hill, where he has been a prominent physician for over thirty
years. He has a son, Dr. Ralph Armstrong, who is now a
physician, thus making in the family three generations of
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.