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This cemetery, established in 1904 by a Mr. Pomroy, is located about nine miles east of Stringtown on property now owned by Clyde Williams. It is rather difficult to get to, and it would be best to stop at Fugate Lumber Company about a mile west of the Williams home and ask directions. Mrs. Viva Fugate whose father, Mr. Armstrong helped establish the community and for whom it is named, accompanied us to the site and named each grave including those which have no identification and has written records to support her. The cemetery is no longer used and was in need of cleaning, but was well fenced. It was canvassed November 24, 1981, by Gwen Lowry Walker, ad Ruth Ishmael. On that date it contained 13 stones, and at least 19 unidentified graves.
I am placing this picture here so everyone can see what has happened to this cemetery since the land was recently purchased. Cattle have knocked over the head stones, and it is in very bad condition.
ARMSTRONG, Fletcher Wade; Son
ARMSTRONG, Lula A. (Mother) NO STONE
ARMSTRONG, Walter Eugene; Son of Otah & Willie Armstrong
BAKER, Daniel: NO STONE
BAKER, John Wesley: NO STONE
BECK, Lona Wife of Bill Beck
COOK, Fannie & Annie - Twin Babies
DUNCAN, Infant Dau. of Mrs. Duncan Died 1914 Aged 3 weeks
FINCHER, Paul-DOUBLE STONE-FINCHER, Jessie
FISHER, Infant Daughter -- of Ed & Mae Fisher HANDMADE STONE
FISHER, Charles Edward; Son of Ed & Mae Fisher NO STONE
FISHER, Vieginia Violet 15 Years Old-Daughter of Ed & Mae Fisher-NO STONE
HENDERSHOTT, Jessie Died 1920 - Age 8 months. (No Stone)
INGRAM, Bradley (No Stone)
INGRAM, Infant -- of Bradley & Thelma Ingram
INGRAM, Nancy Jane; Wife of Richard Ingram
INGRAM, Richard Age 81 Yrs., 1 Mo., 21 Days
INGRAM, Thelma (WADE)
HANDMADE STONE JACK, J. P.
LEEPER, Infant Dau. of Olivia Leeper
POMROY,Baby Girl - 1904 (Handmade Stone) This was the first burial here.
SMITH, Ava Murl (Armstrong) (Wasson)
TEDFORD, Mack; Infant Son of Tom & Lizzie Tedford (No Stone)
TEDFORD, Tommy; Infant Son of Tom & Lizzie Tedford (No Stone)
TEDFORD, Telia (Wife of Jep Tedford)
TISDELL, Baby Girl - Died 1926 (According to Mrs. Fugate, the Tisdale family lived on Hiawanna Prairie. The father brought this child's body across the mountains by horseback, for burial in Armstrong cemetery)
WADE, Infant Son of Henry Wade (No Stone)
WASSON, James Corbet
WASSON, Norma Wesley
WILSON, Marjee; (A Funeral Home Marker at this grave reads: Margaret Alice Wilson)
Other NO STONE, Mrs. Fugate referred to this grave as that of "The Stranger." She said a man rode into the area about 1905, and apparently died of natural causes while camped near the old Beetie Tedford spring. Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Beck, and some others found the body which carried no identification, brought it to the cemetery and buried it.