Surname: Carpenter

Biography of Charles T. Carpenter

Charles T. Carpenter is one of the pioneer bankers of Coffeyville, and for thirty years has been closely identified with what is now known as the Condon National Bank, being vice president of that institution. Mrs. Temple W. Carpenter, his wife, is one of the prominent women of Southern Kansas, has been a leader in religious, social and public affairs, and is president of the Carnegie Library of Coffeyville, and is the only woman who has ever been honored with a place on the school board of that city. The Carpenter family is a very old one in America, having been transplanted from England to Rehoboth, Massachusetts, as early as 1632. From there its descendants moved to Pennsylvania, and into North Carolina and Kentucky. Mr. Carpenter has ancestors who fought in the Revolution. Charles T. Carpenter was born at Palmetto, Tennessee, December 9, 1858, and belongs to a substantial stock of people who were extensive planters in early Tennessee, but were stanchly aligned with the Union cause and in the difficulties that grew out of the Civil war moved north of the Ohio River. Peter Carpenter, grandfather of the Coffeyville banker, was born in North Carolina in 1790. He was reared and married in his native state, became a planter, and moved his family to Tennessee, establishing a homestead on an eminence long known as Carpenter Hill. He was...

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Carpenter, Samantha L. Kuperus – Obituary

Samantha L. Kuperus Carpenter, 37, formerly of Union County, died Oct. 28 in Fairmont, W.Va. There will be a 3 p.m. memorial service Monday at the Union County Senior Center. Everyone is requested to bring a rose. Ms. Carpenter, who preferred to be called Sammy, was born Dec. 2, 1968, in Auburn, Calif., and spent her childhood in several towns in Union County. She had a way of cheering up people. She always encouraged people around her to make sound choices, and many were touched by her spirit. Survivors include her father, Sam Kuperus; stepmother, Delilah Bishop; sons, Anthony and Zachary; and siblings, Robert Kuperus, Cherie O’Brian and William Kuperus. The Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending Nov. 02,...

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Carpenter, Erwin H. – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Erwin H. Carpenter Erwin H. Carpenter, 80, of Lewiston, Idaho, and formerly of Grangeville, Idaho, and Union County, died Feb. 20 at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh Street, La Grande. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery. Erwin was born Jan. 13, 1927, to Earl and Ida Carpenter in La Grande. As a child he lived on the family farm near Elgin. He and his sister, Doris, rode their horse three miles to attend school in Elgin. In 1945 he graduated from La Grande High School, then worked for the Union Pacific Railroad until entering the Air Force in February 1946. After the service he worked as a machinist and later as shop foreman for the State Highway Department. After retiring in 1989, he and his wife moved to Grangeville, Idaho. His interests included hunting, fishing and gardening. His great joy was his family, and he loved animals. Survivors include his wife, Grace Carpenter of Lewiston; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dallas McCrae of Wallowa; children and their spouses, Bill and Carla of Grangeville and Cindi and Lou of Puyallup, Wash.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Memorials...

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Carpenter, William Vernon – Obituary

Island City, Oregon William Vernon Carpenter, 78, of Island City died Feb. 4 at his home. A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Island City Cemetery. Mr. Carpenter, known as Vern, was born July 18, 1928, to Thomas and Zoe (Safford) Carpenter in La Grande. He graduated from La Grande High School in 1946 and received an associate degree from what was then known as Eastern Oregon College. He served with the Army during the Korean War. On Nov. 20, 1955, he married Laurel “Grace” Miller in Boardman. He managed Van Petten Lumber Company and later Hoff Lumber Company until his retirement. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Elks Lodge and enjoyed hunting and trap shooting. He was a handyman who enjoyed building things. Survivors include his wife, Grace, of Island City; children and their spouses, Tom and Edna Carpenter of La Grande and Russell and Alayna Carpenter of Myrtle Point; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorials may be made to Grande Ronde Hospital Home Care and Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh Street, La Grande 97850. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending Feb. 10, 2007 – Published: February 10,...

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Jonathan Todd of Derby CT

Jonathan Todd6, (Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in Derby, Conn., married first, Rhoda Ward, of Cornwall, Conn., married second, Anna Batterson, of Warren, Conn. Children: 847. Simeon. 848. Rhoda, m.(???)Lewis. 849. Harriet, m.(???)Clark. *850. Marvin S. 851. Emmeline, m. Daniel Carpenter. *852. Cyrus A., b. Oct. 18, 1826. *853. Sylvanus, b. Aug. 18, 1828. 854. Millie, m. David...

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Biographical Sketch of Curtis Carpenter

(XVII) Curtis. son of David Carpenter, was born in Allegany county in 1828 and came with the family to Victor, Ontario county, in 1839. He had a common school education and learned the trade of decorator and painter. In religion he was a member of the Society of Friends. He was active in town affairs, an influential Republican in politics and for two terms filled the office of collector of taxes of Victor. He married Minerva Payne, born at Farmington, December 28, 1832, and now (1910) (1911) living at Farmington, daughter of Calvin Payne. Mr. Carpenter died May 6, 1894. Child, Frank...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank H. Carpenter

(XVIII) Frank H., son of Curtis Carpenter, was born at East Victor; September 6, 1852, and was educated in the public schools of Victor. At the age of fourteen he began to work for his father in the decorating and contracting business and has continued in that business to the present time at Victor with notable success. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Methodist. He married, December 29, 1877, Estella L. Saunders, born July 12, 1857, daughter of William and Jane (Reeves) Saunders. Her father was born February 1, 1832, and came to Victor in 1847, was a carpenter and contractor for many years there, a Republican in politics and a Methodist in religion; her mother was born near Rochester, New York, January 17, 1839, married, August 28, 1855; daughter of Theopholus Reeves, a farmer in Victor, who died in East Victor in 1881. Theopholus Reeves married Louise Green. He was a soldier in the civil war, enlisting in order to search for his son, William Reeves, who had entered the service at the age of sixteen, who served a term of three years and then reenlisted, and was killed in the battle of the Wilderness. John Saunders, father of William Saunders, was born in England and came to this country at the age of thirty-five years; married Martha Setford, followed the occupation of miller at...

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Biographical Sketch of John Carpenter

(XI) John (5), son of William (4) Carpenter, was born in England about 1628, died May 23, 1695. He came from England with his father, and when about seventeen went to Connecticut. For several years he lived in different towns in the latter state, and worked at his trade as carpenter. He was in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1646, and in 1660 bought land in Hempstead, Long Island. He was chosen townsman of Hempstead in 1663, and was made freeman of the state of Connecticut, May, 1664. He bought land in Jamaica, Long Island, in 1665. In 1673 he was made captain of a company of fusileers in Jamaica, and that same year was ordered with his company to defend Fort James, New York, against the fleet of the Prince of Orange. This was at the time of the recapture of New York by the Dutch. He was a patentee of the town of Jamaica tinder the “Dongan Patent” of 1680, and the tract bought by him there was occupied by three generations after him. He married (probably) Hannah Hope. Children, born in Jamaica: John. 1658, mentioned elsewhere; Hope, married Mary ; William, 1662; Samuel, 1666; Solomon, 1670: Ruth, married Rhodes; Ludman; daughter, name not known, married...

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Biographical Sketch of John Carpenter

(XII) John (6), son of John (5) Carpenter, was born in Connecticut, in 1658. His will was proved July 30, 1732. He lived in Jamaica, and took the oath as captain of troops there, November 22, 1703. He married Mary – . Children; born at Jamaica: Nehemiah, about 1685; John, about 1685; Solomon, about 1685; Joseph, about 1687; Increase, about 1688, mentioned elsewhere; Mary; Hannah; Susanna;...

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Biographical Sketch of Increase Carpenter

(XIII) Increase, son of John (6) Carpenter, was born in Jamaica, about 1688. He bought land in Jamaica in 1709. He died about 1776. He married Bergin. Children, born at Jamaica: William, 1740; Increase, April, 1743; Jacob, 1745, mentioned elsewhere: John, 1747; David, married Mary Carpenter; Luke; Elizabeth, married Benjamin...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Carpenter

(XIV) Jacob, son of Increase Carpenter, was born in Jamaica, in 1745, and married Widow Jane Smith, before her first marriage, Jane Baylis. She died May 6, 1813. He was a farmer by occupation and died in 1819 or 1820. Children, born in Jamaica: Increase, mentioned elsewhere: Jacob; Nathaniel; Daniel, married Hepsabeth Higbee; Benjamin, died about 1837; Deborah, married William Lewis; Catharine, married Alexander...

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Biographical Sketch of Increase Carpenter

(XV) Increase (2), son of Jacob Carpenter, was born July 14, 1766, according to family records. In 1808 he came to Victor, Ontario county, New York, and settled. Some accounts give the date as 1811. He was a farmer. He married Mary Kinny. Children: Merritt; Rosewell; Henry; David, mentioned elsewhere; Platt, born in Dutchess county, August 10, 1802, married Jane Ellis, of Victor, and had four children, Willett, Smith, Jane and...

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Biographical Sketch of David Carpenter

(XVI) David, son of Increase (2) Carpenter, was born about 1800 in Dutchess county, probably. He lived at Victor. settled in Allegany county, and finally returned to Victor. He married a Miss Cator. Children: William. Charles, Frank. Henry, Martha. Louise, Mary, James. Curtis, mentioned...

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Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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