Person:Carl Armstrong (1)

m. 27 Jul 1910
  1. John Armstrong1912 -
  2. Alvin Armstrong1914 -
  3. Ruby Armstrong1917 - 1975
  4. Carl Armstrong1920 - 2007
  5. Matthew Floyd Armstrong, Jr1925 - 1987


Facts and Events

Name[1][2][3] Carl Armstrong
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 17 Jun 1920 Cartersville, GA
Residence[1] 5 Apr 1930 Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia
Death[2][3] 22 Oct 2007 Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States of America
Religion? Baptist



1940 - G-Men: Gainsville, Florida

1940 - Wahoos: Miami, Florida

1945 - WWII

1946 - Smokers: Tampa, Florida

1947 - Tigers: Augusta, Georgia


Obituaries for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas

Carl Armstrong, a resident of Vinton, was reunited in heaven with his mother, father, brothers and sister on October 21, 2007. He passed away at the age of 87 after a long illness. He left behind his loving wife Berta (Benoit), to whom he was married for 54 years; his daughter and son-in-law Annette and Alex Berksan of Austin, Texas; his granddaughter Lauren; and numerous nieces and nephews in Georgia.

Carl was born on June 17, 1920, in Cartersville, Georgia, to Lula (Hulsey) and Matthew Floyd Armstrong, Sr. His four siblings preceded him in death: John Armstrong, Alvin Armstrong, Ruby Armstrong Richards and Matthew Floyd Armstrong, Jr.

In high school, Carl excelled in football, basketball and baseball. After graduating from high school, he traveled around the country playing baseball for teams in Arkansas, Georgia, and Florida. He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1941, where he played in the outfield because of his strength as a batter. He was known for yelling, “Yetta boy, kid,” from the opening pitch until the last man was out.

Carl enlisted in the Army Air Corps the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served as a Sergeant in the 3704th Army Air Force Base Unit, stationed in San Marcos, Texas, and was honorably discharged at Maxwell Field, Alabama, on December 10, 1945. After the war, Carl returned to the field, playing baseball in Alabama, Louisiana, Cuba and Florida.

Carl and Berta were married in 1953 and settled down in Port Arthur, Texas. Carl received a degree in Physical Education from Lamar University in Beaumont. He retired from Texaco in 1981, after 30 years of loyal service. In retirement, his hobbies were playing golf and pulling weeds in his yard.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Vinton, Louisiana. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Vinton. Chaplain Robert Tatum will officiate the services. Assisting will be Rev. Tim Linscomb of Calvary’s Purchase in Orange, Texas. A graveside service with full military honors will follow at Big Woods Cemetery.

Carl will be honored by Joe Ingalls, Nathan Ingalls, Jamie East and Tim Linscomb, Jr., who will serve as pallbearers.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family and Church History Department. United States and Canada Reference Unit. 1930 census register: a listing of Family History Library microfilm numbers for the 1930 United States federal census population schedules. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, c2004), Year: 1930; Census Place: Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia; Roll: 337; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 608.0., 5 Apr 1930, Primary quality.

    Cartersville, Bartow, Georgia, United States
    M F Armstrong Head WM; Occupation: Mechanic at Oil(?) Mill
    (Both parents born in Georgia)
    Lula wife WF 40 (Both parents born in Georgia)
    Johnie son WM 18
    Alvin son WM 15
    Ruby daughter WF 13
    Carl son WM 10
    Matthew son WM 4
    Link to census record on

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Obituary Collection, Newspaper: Port Arthur News; Publication Date: 25 Oct 2007; Publication Place: Port Arthur , TX , Us., Primary quality.

    Birth date: 17 Jun 1920

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service), Number: 259-05-7701; Issue State: Georgia; Issue Date: Before 1951., Primary quality.

    Birth date: 17 Jun 1920
    Death date: 22 Oct 2007
    Death place: Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana, USA

  4.   Miami Daily News.
    Wahoos Beaten in Eleventh, 23 Aug 1940 Wahoos Play Indians, 28 Jul 1940
  5.   The Augusta Chronicle.
    Cards Take Tigers Again, 21 Apr 1947 Trio of Markers in 10th Inning Provide Margin, 17 Apr 1947
  6.   The Keesler News.
    They Hold Flier Hopes for 1945 Diamond Season, 12 Apr 1945
  7.   The Palm Beach Press.
    Covington Puts Smokers in Lead, 19 Sep 1946
  8.   The Marietta Journal.
    City's Leading Softball Stars Meet Cartersville, 15 Jul 1936
  9.   St. Petersburg Times.
    How It Looks Sports, 29 Jun 1946
  10.   Daytona Beach Florida Morning Journal.
    G-Men Ready for Season, 30 Jan 1940
  11.   Family Records and Photos.
    Carl Armstrong and Marie Courrege Rodrigue Mathews Signs Pitchers and a New Outfielder City's Leading Softball Stars Meet Cartersville, 15 Jul 1936 Boles Hands 10 Walks, 04 May 1939
  12.   Alabama Journal, Montgomery, Alabama.
    Picked Team Plays Maxwell in Bowl, 22 Aug 1945