Place Name: Armstrong Industrial
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1975)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Scottish, English: nickname from Middle English arm + strang, i.e. ‘strong in the arm’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: British
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
This neighbourhood is named in recognition of the contributions of businessman and politician George S. Armstrong (1867-1947). Born in Ontario, he came to Edmonton in 1905, where he established a drugstore. Armstrong served as an alderman from 1908 to 1910, mayor of Edmonton from 1911 to 1912 and was appointed Edmonton's postmaster in 1913.
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