ROBERT O. ARMSTRONG, an enterprising farmer of the Capay Valley, in Yolo County, is a son of William C. and Elizabeth (Smith) Armstrong. His father, a native of Kentucky, was a farmer most of his days, and crossed the plains to California in 1857; followed farming and stock-raising here and in Capay Valley, and later he went to Lake County, where he died in 1885. The subject's mother, a native of Tennessee, died in Capay Valley, in 1862. All their seven children are living in California. Mr. Armstrong, the subject of this paragraph, was born June 14, 1848, in Andrew County, Missouri, where he lived until 1877, when, as before stated, the family came to California. They lived in Nevada County for a few months, and then came into Capay Valley, where Robert and five brothers are still living. Mr. Armstrong started out in the world for himself in 1866, first renting a place of Mr. Davis for three years, and in 1871 purchased his present place, which is situated in the finest little valley in the State; it consists of 165 acres of excellent land. Mr. Armstrong was married in the "City of the Woods," February 21, 1873, to Miss Maggie J. Alexander, who was born in Capay Valley in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong have two sons and three daughters, namely, Otta M., Robert A., Erma P., Alma L. Agnes L. and Ernest C.
Source: The Lewis Publishing Company, editor, A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Illustrated, p. 660.