Meeting of the Tourists Club
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A Meeting of the Tourists Club was held Monday, Jan. 31/1921, and the following resolutions read. (Since handed to you.)

Mr. Case of Denver, Colorado, said, "I met Mr.Armstrong a year ago at which time he invited me to call on him. I intended to do so, but found it impossible. I met him the first day he arrived this year. He and I were very warm friends. We attended church together, also bowled together. He was a fine Christian man, and will be missed very much*.

Professor Collins, President of the Florida Boys Industrial Institute, was the next speaker. He said, "Mr. Armstrong was a very remarkable man, having the spirit of the Master. He walked three miles to our Institute the first time, afterwards calling day after day, teaching our boys to grow different plants. He won the hearts of all of these boys, and they were very much grieved when they heard of his death. His aim seemed to be to help the lowly and make them better. Two hundred young people mourn to-night the loss of one very dear to them."

Mr. Thomas Towns, President,in presenting the resolutions to me for the family said, "Mr. Armstrong was a very fine Christian gentleman, and would be missed by all."

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The Club met and marched in a body from the undertakers to the depot, accompanied by boys from the Institute. Following were the pallbearers-----

Professor Rollo, Fort Meyer, Florida

Mr. Shaffer, Johnstone, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Clapsattle, Leeland, Illinois.

Mr. Dean, Knightstown, Indiana.

Mr. Case, Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Rhodes, Windsor, Ontario

Mr. Fred Zimmerman, Lockport, New York, said he would call on the family this summer.


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Typed letter - report of a meeting of the Tourists Club which was held Monday, January 3, l92I in St. Augustine, Florida. The members (including Mr. Case of Denver, Colorado; Professor Collins, President of the Florida Boys Industrial Institute; Mr. Thomas Towns, President of the club) are remembering William Armstrong [of Queenston] who died a few days earlier, on January 27, 1921 in St. Augustine, Florida.
Two pages measuring: 19.5 x 17 and 13 x 17 cm.
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From Armstrong family collection.
Date of Original:
Jan 3l, l92I
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QC00600
Language of Item:
English
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Meeting of the Tourists Club


Typed letter - report of a meeting of the Tourists Club which was held Monday, January 3, l92I in St. Augustine, Florida. The members (including Mr. Case of Denver, Colorado; Professor Collins, President of the Florida Boys Industrial Institute; Mr. Thomas Towns, President of the club) are remembering William Armstrong [of Queenston] who died a few days earlier, on January 27, 1921 in St. Augustine, Florida.
Two pages measuring: 19.5 x 17 and 13 x 17 cm.