William Isaac Armes

M, #864, b. 20 July 1879, d. 26 April 1952
Father*James N Armes b. 1858
Mother*Ruth Ann Brown b. 1855
Last Edited19 Jul 2012

Life Events

     William Isaac Armes was born on 20 July 1879 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He was the son of James N Armes and Ruth Ann Brown.
William Isaac Armes married Mary Ladusky Kesner, daughter of James Kesner and Henrietta Phillips, on 14 September 1902 at Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944 for Willie Armes
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Bride's Name: Mary L. Kessner
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Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1902
Marriage Place: Madison, Arkansas
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74860-9
System Origin: Arkansas-ODM
Source Film Number: 1035151
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Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Willie Armes
Groom: Willie Armes
Groom's Age: 23
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1879
Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Mary L Kessner
Bride's Age: 78
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1824
Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1902
Marriage License Date: 12 Sep 1902
Marriage Place: , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 1035151
Digital Folder Number: 4331434
Image Number: 00441
Page Number: 88
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957


Note: The transcription shows the bride's age as 78 but she was really 18 putting her birth year as 1884.

William Isaac Armes was ill with He suffered the heart attack from which he did not recover. on 21 April 1952 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He died on 26 April 1952 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, at age 72.
William Isaac Armes's obituary was published in April 1952 . James Ernest Armes, Martha Effie Armes, Elma May Stout, Mary Ladusky Kesner and Joel Armes were listed as survivors in the obituary. James N Armes and Ruth Ann Brown preceded William Isaac Armes in death. Lorin Smelley were pallbearers.
Heart Attack Fatal to William Armes, Kingston Farmer

William I. Armes, 72, died Saturday afternoon, April 26, after having suffered a heart attack on the previous Monday. Mr. Armes was doing his evening chores when he suffered the attack from whick he did not recover.

Mr. Armes was a life-time resident of Kingston having been born there July 20, 1879 the son of James N. and Ruth Brown Armes. He married in life Miss Dusky Kesner. The deceased was not a member of any church but was Christian and had lived a devoted Christian life for many years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ernest, of Springdale and four daughters, Effie and Merle of the home, and Elma Stout of Springdale and Delma Clark of Oak Grove, Mo., and six grandchildren, all of whom were able to attend the funeral except for one, Kenneth, who is in the service in California, and one brother Joel Armes of Springdale.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church at Kingston by Reverends Vivan Rhodes and Den Montgomery. Interment was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral home.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Kesner, Fred Smelley, Hugh White, Lorin Smelley, Noel Armes, and Clebert Armes.

Census Enumerations

  • 26 April 1930, Kings River Township, Madison, Arkansas
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about William I Armes Name: William I Armes
    Home in 1930: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
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    Age: 50
    Estimated birth year: abt 1880
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary L Armes
    Race: White
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    Household Members: Name Age
    William I Armes 50
    Mary L Armes 45
    Martha E Armes 17
    Hazel M Armes 10

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 379.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

  • 15 June 1880, Kings River Township, Madison, Arkansas
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. N. Armes Name: J. N. Armes
    Home in 1880: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 22
    Estimated birth year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Ruth Ann Armes
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    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    J. N. Armes 22
    Ruth Ann Armes 25
    Eddie Armes 4
    W. I. Armes 11m

    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 50; Family History Film: 1254050; Page: 497B; Enumeration District: 101; Image: 0719.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
    Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Military Service/Registration

  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. William Isaac Armes filled out a draft card on 12 September 1918 Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He describes himself as medium or tall with a slender build, gray eyes, and light brown hair.

    He lists his occupation as a farmer in Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. His wife, Mary, is his closest relative.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about William Isaac Armes Name: William Isaac Armes
    County: Madison
    State: Arkansas
    Birth Date: 20 Jul 1879
    Race: White
    FHL Roll Number: 1530476
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Madison County, Arkansas; Roll 1530476; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War II, the United States instituted a draft. William Isaac Armes filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He lists his wife, Dusky Armes, as his closest relative. He says that he is a farmer on his own farm in Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He says he is 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing 147 pounds with a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He lists a scar on his left thumb as an identifying mark.
    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    about William Isac Armes Name: William Isac Armes
    Birth Date: 20 Jul 1879
    Birth Place: Kingston
    Residence: Madison, Arkansas
    Race: White
    Roll: WW2_2281561

    Source Citation: Roll WW2_2281561; Local board: Madison , Arkansas.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data:
    United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.

Timeline

  • William Isaac Armes was born on 20 July 1879 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
  • He was the son of James N Armes and Ruth Ann Brown.
  • William Isaac Armes appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, in the household of James N Armes and Ruth Ann Brown.
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about J. N. Armes Name: J. N. Armes
    Home in 1880: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 22
    Estimated birth year: abt 1858
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Ruth Ann Armes
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    Occupation: Farmer
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

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    Household Members: Name Age
    J. N. Armes 22
    Ruth Ann Armes 25
    Eddie Armes 4
    W. I. Armes 11m

    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 50; Family History Film: 1254050; Page: 497B; Enumeration District: 101; Image: 0719.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
    Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • William Isaac Armes married Mary Ladusky Kesner, daughter of James Kesner and Henrietta Phillips, on 14 September 1902 at Madison, Arkansas.
    Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944 for Willie Armes
    Groom's Name: Willie Armes
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    Groom's Birthplace:
    Groom's Age:
    Bride's Name: Mary L. Kessner
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    Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1902
    Marriage Place: Madison, Arkansas
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74860-9
    System Origin: Arkansas-ODM
    Source Film Number: 1035151
    Reference Number:

    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Willie Armes
    Groom: Willie Armes
    Groom's Age: 23
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1879
    Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Mary L Kessner
    Bride's Age: 78
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1824
    Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1902
    Marriage License Date: 12 Sep 1902
    Marriage Place: , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 1035151
    Digital Folder Number: 4331434
    Image Number: 00441
    Page Number: 88
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957


    Note: The transcription shows the bride's age as 78 but she was really 18 putting her birth year as 1884.

  • His son James Ernest Armes was born in 1907 at Arkansas.
  • His daughter Elma May Armes was born on 16 December 1909.
  • His daughter Martha Effie Armes was born in 1913 at Arkansas.
  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. William Isaac Armes filled out a draft card on 12 September 1918 Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He describes himself as medium or tall with a slender build, gray eyes, and light brown hair.

    He lists his occupation as a farmer in Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. His wife, Mary, is his closest relative.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about William Isaac Armes Name: William Isaac Armes
    County: Madison
    State: Arkansas
    Birth Date: 20 Jul 1879
    Race: White
    FHL Roll Number: 1530476
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Madison County, Arkansas; Roll 1530476; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Elma May Armes/John W Thomas wedding at Madison, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
    Groom: John W Thomas
    Groom's Age: 26
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1898
    Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Elma Armes
    Bride's Age: 15
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1909
    Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 21 Dec 1924
    Marriage License Date: 20 Dec 1924
    Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 1035152
    Digital Folder Number: 4331435
    Image Number: 00546
    Page Number: 327
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • He was the father of the groom at the James Ernest Armes/Mayme Mamie Mattie Barker wedding at Arkansas.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Elma May Armes/Clifford Stout wedding at Madison, Arkansas.
    Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Elma Thomas
    Groom: Clifford Stout
    Groom's Age: 31
    Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1898
    Groom's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Bride: Elma Thomas
    Bride's Age: 19
    Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1910
    Bride's Residence: Kingston, Madison, Arkansas
    Marriage Date: 13 Oct 1929
    Marriage License Date: 07 Oct 1929
    Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
    Film Number: 2020627
    Digital Folder Number: 4331495
    Image Number: 00113
    Page Number: 172
    Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
  • William Isaac Armes and Mary Ladusky Kesner appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Kings River Township, enumerated 26 April 1930, William and Mary own the family home. William was 23 and Mary was 18 when the couple were first married, placing their marriage in 1903. William is a farmer on a general farm and is not a veteran.

    Martha and Hazel were attending school and the entire family can read and write.. Their children Martha Effie were listed as living with them.
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about William I Armes Name: William I Armes
    Home in 1930: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
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    Age: 50
    Estimated birth year: abt 1880
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Mary L Armes
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

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    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William I Armes 50
    Mary L Armes 45
    Martha E Armes 17
    Hazel M Armes 10

    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 379.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War II, the United States instituted a draft. William Isaac Armes filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He lists his wife, Dusky Armes, as his closest relative. He says that he is a farmer on his own farm in Kingston, Madison, Arkansas. He says he is 5 foot 10 inches tall weighing 147 pounds with a light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. He lists a scar on his left thumb as an identifying mark.
    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    about William Isac Armes Name: William Isac Armes
    Birth Date: 20 Jul 1879
    Birth Place: Kingston
    Residence: Madison, Arkansas
    Race: White
    Roll: WW2_2281561

    Source Citation: Roll WW2_2281561; Local board: Madison , Arkansas.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Original data:
    United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.
  • He was ill with He suffered the heart attack from which he did not recover. on 21 April 1952 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
  • He died on 26 April 1952 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas, at age 72.
  • William Isaac Armes's obituary was published in April 1952 . James Ernest Armes, Martha Effie Armes, Elma May Stout, Mary Ladusky Kesner and Joel Armes were listed as survivors in the obituary. James N Armes and Ruth Ann Brown preceded William Isaac Armes in death. Lorin Smelley were pallbearers.
    Heart Attack Fatal to William Armes, Kingston Farmer

    William I. Armes, 72, died Saturday afternoon, April 26, after having suffered a heart attack on the previous Monday. Mr. Armes was doing his evening chores when he suffered the attack from whick he did not recover.

    Mr. Armes was a life-time resident of Kingston having been born there July 20, 1879 the son of James N. and Ruth Brown Armes. He married in life Miss Dusky Kesner. The deceased was not a member of any church but was Christian and had lived a devoted Christian life for many years.

    Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Ernest, of Springdale and four daughters, Effie and Merle of the home, and Elma Stout of Springdale and Delma Clark of Oak Grove, Mo., and six grandchildren, all of whom were able to attend the funeral except for one, Kenneth, who is in the service in California, and one brother Joel Armes of Springdale.

    Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church at Kingston by Reverends Vivan Rhodes and Den Montgomery. Interment was in the Kingston cemetery under the direction of the Brashears Funeral home.

    Pallbearers were Lloyd Kesner, Fred Smelley, Hugh White, Lorin Smelley, Noel Armes, and Clebert Armes.
  • William Isaac Armes died before Mary Ladusky Kesner but was mentioned in Mary Ladusky Kesner's obituary as a deceased husband.
    Mary Duskey Armes

    Mary Duskey Armes, 83, passed away at her home on Route 2, Springdale November 17. She was born August 20, 1884 in Madison County the daughter of James and Henrietta Phillips Kesner.

    Survivors include a son, Ernest Armes of Springdale; four daughters, Mrs. Delma Clark, Mrs. Elma Stout, Miss Effie Armes and Miss Merle Armes, all of Springdale; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

    Services were held November 18 at the Kingston cemetery. Rev. Cecil Garrison and Rev. Vivan Rhodes officiated.

    Pallbearers were Noel Armes, Hugh White, Charles Kesner, Fred Smelley, Loren Smelley and Lloyd Kesner.
    Mrs. Mary Kesner Armes

    Funeral services were held Saturday in the Kingston Community Church for Mrs. Mary LaDuskey Kesner Armes, 83, who died Nov. 17 at her home in Springdale. Rev. Cecil Garrison and Rev. Vivan Rhodes officiated. Burial in the Kingston cemetery was under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were Hugh White, Noel Armes, Charles Kesner, Loyd Kesner, Fred Smelley and Loren Smelly.

    She was born Aug. 20, 1884 and was married in 1902 to the late William Isaac Armes.

    Survivors include one son, Ernest Armes of Springdale; four daughters, Effie and Merle Armes of the home, Mrs. Elma Stout and Mrs. Delma Clark both of Springdale; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Family

Mary Ladusky Kesner b. 20 Aug 1884, d. 17 Nov 1967
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