David Hourey Armfield (1875-1945)

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David Hourey Armfield
Born: 15 Sep 1875 Powersville, Missouri
Died: 17 Nov 1945 Idaho
Father: John Paris Armfield
Mother: Sarah Ann Townsend
Siblings: David Hourey Armfield
Albert Armfield
Spouse: Bessie Delilah Cox
Married: 1 Feb 1904 Meridian, Ada, Idaho
Children: Sarah Delila Armfield
William Ruben Armfield
David Wayne Armfield
Jasper Roy Armfield
Frank Albert Armfield
  • Hawley, James Henry. History of Idaho, p. 434:

David H. ARMFIELD a prominent ranchman living near McDermott Station, Ada County, was born Sept 15, 1875 in Missouri, his parents being Paris and Sarah (Townsend) Armfield. The father deceased, but the mother is still living and is a resident of Nampa, Idaho. David H. Armfield came to Idaho in 1902. He has been highly successful as a ranchman, and is widely recognized as one of the esteemed and substantial citizens of the community.

On February 1, 1904, Mr. Armfield was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Cox who was born in Boise, Oct. 1 1881. She is the daughter of Harmon and Sarah (Simpson) Cox who are old settlers of Boise and reside at Nineteenth and Brumback Streets. Mrs. Armfield was reared in Boise and has spent her entire life in her native state, having been out of the state but once, and that recently when she crossed over the border line into Oregon, where she remained only an hour.

Mr. and Mrs. Armfield are parents of five children, namely: Sarah Delila, who was born April 19, 1905, Willie R. whom birth occurred February 9, 1907, David Wayne, born September 24, 1912; Jasper Roy, born February 12, 1914, and Frank Albert, whose natal day was June 10, 1919.

In politics, Mr. Armfield maintains an independent course, voting for the man, rather than supporting any particular party. Fraternally he is a master mason. He is a man of much ability and is held in high regard by those with whom he has been associated.