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William "Billie" Armstrong (1869-1927)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, January 7, 1927

Another Old Timer Passes.

    Profound regret was expressed by all this morning when it became known that Mr. William Armstrong, popularly known as "Billie" Armstrong, had passed away at eight o'clock in the hospital here.

    Coming to Yukon in the very early days he followed mining for some time in the Kluane country, and where for some time he held the position of Mining Recorder. In recent years he has devoted his attention to Big Game Guiding. He has taken many well known sportsmen into the Kluane and White River Districts. He was perhaps one of the best known guides in the Northern country, and having a splendid equipment, he was able to give his parties a pleasant trip as well as taking them to the haunts of the game they were seeking.

    By his death Yukon loses one of her best boosters, as he loved the country and was constantly writing outsiders of its wonderful possibilities.

    Mr. Armstrong was born near Stratford, Ontario, about 58 years ago. He is survived by his brother George in Honolulu, a married sister in Australia, and a brother and married sister in Toronto.