Frank Armstrong went on to become a successful physician. His life was tragically cut short during a robbery in his Chicago office.
Cornellian Article, November 8, 1946
An article noting the death of Cornell's first African American graduate. Click the button to read the article or the image so see the entire page.
Doctor Alumnus Killed in Chicago
Dr. Jeremiah Frank Armstrong, ‘04, Chicago Negro physician, was shot to death about noon last Saturday in his office at 1957 West Lake Street. 'l'he body was found slumped in a chair in his second-floor office by a woman patient who called help. Dr. Armstrong, from Marion, was one of the few Negroes ever to be graduated from Cornell. ing to Dr. Charles Keyes who knew him well, he was notable for his gentlemanliness and for his prowess as a football and baseball player.
Journal of the American Medical Association "Deaths" column, Vol 133, No 1
The Journal of the American Medical Association's listing of Frank Armstrong's death. Click the button below to read the listing or the image so see the entire page.
Jeremlah Frank Armstrong, Chicago; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. School of Medicine of the University of Illinois, 1912; for many years school physician in the city health department: died November 2, aged 69, of shock and hemorrhage following gunshot wound received from an unknown person in an alleged holdup.
Chicago Defender article, c. 1946 discussing the death of Frank Armstrong.
"Link Narcotics Raid to Chicago Doctor's Murder" article in the Chicago Defender, addressing a burglary that may be linked to Frank Armstrong's death.
Atlanta Daily World article, c. 1946 discussing the death of Frank Armstrong.