Armstrong, Permelia

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Permelia Armstrong was born in Knox on July 27, 1845. She was the daughter of Theodore Armstrong (1819-1887) and Louisa Torry (1819-1909).

Marriage & Children

On July 4, 1866, Permelia married Norman O. Bell at her father's home in Knox. Norman was born in Vermont on December 25, 1843, and died in February, 1917. They had the following children:

  • Theodore Bell (b. 11/1868, d. after 1930, m. Jennie Armstrong);
  • Etta Armstrong (b. circa 1877)
  • Cora Armstrong (b. circa 1877)


Permelia died on October 3, 1912, and is buried in the Knox Cemetery in Knox.

Norman O. Bell Grave - Knox Cemetery

Norman O. Bell
Born Dec 25, 1843
Permelia Armstrong
His Wife
Born July 27, 1845
Died Oct 3, 1912



BELL—At Schenectady, Oct. 3, 1912, Permelia L. Armstrong, wife of Norman Bell, in her 67th year.

The funeral was held Sunday at 11 a. m. from the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. H. Williamson, 12 Mynderse street, Schenectady. Interment at Knox.

Altamont Enterprise - October 11, 1912

Additional Media

—Justice Cheater has denied the application for alimony and counsel fees made by Mrs. Jennie A. Bell of Knox who is suing for a divorce from her husband, Theodore Bell. He did so on the ground that the testimony showed collusion on the part of the wife in setting the evidence against her husband. He holds that the woman named as corespondent went to the home of Bell through the connivance of the wife. Justice Chester, however, makes the decision without prejudice to divorce action.

Altamont Enterprise - September 16, 1910

—Norman Bell, of West Township, gives the following record of his 13 cows from May 1st '88 to May 1st '89: Whole number of pounds of butter 2,828, bringing Mm $607.09, or an average of 217 1/2 pounds per cow, being an average income from each cow of $46.70, besides the calves. His stock are grade Jerseys. Mr. Bell considers that his cows pay him well, not to mention the benefit derived from feeding his hay and grain at home.

Altamont Enterprise - May 18, 1889

Altamont Enterprise, Altamont, NY, Friday, February 2, 1917 Death notice
Norman Bell, a highly respected citizen of the town of Knox, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Williamson, of 12 Mynderse street, Schenectady. Mr. Bell served as assessor and justice of the peace for several terms. The funeral was held on Monday, Jan. 29, 15 10 o’clock, at the home of his daughter, Rev. G.S. Hamilton of Knox officiating.