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 physicians.



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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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