Joseph A. Armor

Mr. Jos. G. Armer was born in Augusta in 1836. His early life was spent on a farm, after which experience he engaged in the business of running a ferry across the Ohio at Augusta. About thirty years ago he commenced the manufacture of oak and poplar hogsheads for the tobacco trade. He also manufactures flat hoops and knock-downs. The yearly demand for these goods being very large in the tobacco growing country which surrounds Augusta. Mr. Armer has conducted a fine business for years. He has always taken an active interest in the advancement of Augusta, and has been a good citizen in every respect, quiet and unassuming, transacting business with care and attention. His goods are sold in a large radius of the surrounding country,. Mr. Armer is a member of the I.O.O.F., Red Men, and Knights of Pythias.


From an 1897 edition of Headlight: Sights and Scenes Along the C. & O. Route which featured Augusta.