Descendants of William Carpenter of Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, now part of Bristol County, MA


33259. Odus Nelson Carpenter

This line submitted by Debra Carpenter in May 1999.

33263. Coles Elliot Carpenter

This family line supplied by John L. Carpenter (born 1945) of NH. (11/96)
Coles worked as a mechanic in Lindenhurst, LI,NY and served in the U.S. Army.
His wife Alice was a Psychiatric Nurse.

Lucile Smith Latson

Birth certificate recorded in county of Washtenaw, Ann Arbor MI, Book
V, page 650 on Sep 22, 1905

Lucile graduated from Ann Arbor High School in the class of 1923.  She
enrolled at MI Agriculture College in the fall of 1923, majoring in Home
Economics with a teaching degree.  At the conclusion of her sophmore year in
1925 she took a 3 week summer course at MI Normal College in Ypsilanti to
qualify for teaching in country schools.  This was done to enable
would be teachers, going to college, an opprotunity to teach in a country
school where teachers were needed, and to enable county school boards to have
someone fill in if they couldn't get a teacher.  Lucile stayed out of school
that year, 1925/26 and taught in the Superior-Town Line school on the
Superior-Townline Road in the Ann Arbor School District.

Early in the fall her attention was directed to several students named Proctor
who were not comming to school.  Upon checking she found out that their
father, Harvey Proctor, was not allowing his older children to
come to school.  She sent word to him that he should come to school and
visit with her in an attempt to get the children into school.  He did
that and tried to convience her that the harvesting of potatoes & cucumbers
were more important than school in the fall.  She didn't agree and
subquently reported the absence of these children to the Ann Arbor
School Board.  They summoned Harvey to meet with them and submit his
reasons for not having the children in school.   He did so and they let
him keep the children out but he had to promise that he wouldn't plant
the crops needing fall harvesting in the future.  (This was OK with
Harvey as he moved the family regulary and wasn't in the Ann Arbor
School district the next year.)  Once the children did start school they loved
the new teacher, one of the Proctor children, Mabel Proctor, came home raving
about her and finally convienced her brother Stanley to call on her.  He did so
and asked her to attend a Sunday School Picnic.  She accepted and the
courtship started and in June of 1929  they were married.

Lucile went back to MI Agriculture College in the fall of 1926 to
complete her courses in Home Economics.  Apparently the romance between
Lucile and Stanley was serious enough that she told him that she wouldn't
conseder marrying any one who didn't have a college education.  Stanley had
not completed the 8th grade at that point, however he had worked on the farm
all his life, was very intellegent and had a lot of common sense.  He was
informed that the MI Agricultural College had a Short Course for farm
boys that didn't have the time to go to the regular College.  He went there in
the late fall of 1926, the terms were started November 1st, and ended april 1st
so that the boys could get back onto the farm.  He did very well and he
therefor applied and was accepted in Nov of 1927 for the 2 year Short Course in
Agricultural Crop and Dairy production .  Of course Lucile was there and they
continued going together.  While they were at MAC the name was changed to
MI State College, the students were instrumental in building the student
union and the football stadium was built.

Lucile graduated in the spring of 1928.  She accepted a teaching job in
Bloomingdale MI, on the west side of the state, west of Kalamazoo about
25 miles.  She taught there for one year and then was married to Stanley
Proctor on June 28th 1929.  They moved back to the Latson farm where Stanley
was farming on shares with Henry, Luciles brother.  This arrangment didn't
work out and they soon left, moving to Salem MI, where Stanley got a job on the
new cement road going from Ann Arbor to Brightion MI, US 23.  Within 2
years Stanley got a job managing the J.W. Wilford Farm near Stockbridge MI,
putting to use his college training, and Lucile quit teaching to have a
family.  John was born in March of 1933.

Luciles second teaching job began in 1940. Teachers
were in short supply then and the opportunity presented it's self.  She was
living near Rochester MI then, on the Henry Gallager farm which Stanley
was managing.
John Proctor was in the 2d grade and Nancy was at home yet.  She made a deal
with the school that if Nancy could go to Kindergarden all day she would teach
High School Home Economics.  This worked out and her teaching career started.
She latter taught in Northville, South Lyon and then retired from teaching, due
to heart problems, from the Livonia School System in 1969.

Following her retirment she and Stanley traveley extensively.  They purchased
An Avion travel trailer, going to Florida in the winter, and to many Avion
Travel Club trips during the summer.  The were living in South Lyon MI by
this time.  Her last trip was the Avion summer rendezvous in Canada.  They
joined the trip north of Souix Saint Marie Ontario Canada and went with them
towards the findal rendezvous in Vancouver B.C.  They stopped in many
interesting places, made the Calegory Stampede and then on to Vancouver.  When
arriving in Vancouver one of the major attractions were the flower gardens on
Vancouver Island.  On August 1st, 1967 they took the ferry boat to the Island,
Dad related that they were on one side of the boat, and apparently something or
some special view was apparent on the other side of the boat, so she ran to
the other side of the boat so she wouldn't miss it, that was too much for
her heart, and it failed, she had a severe stroke.  The ship hurried to the
pier, there were medical people waiting but it was too late, she was alive
when she left the ship, but they couldn't save her in the hospital.  She was
gone, and Stanley was left alone.  It took him some time to have the body
shipped back, but he was luckey and had some good people to help him and
finally the body came back.  It was however shipped into Windsor Ont, CA, and
the funeral director from South Lyon had to go there to get it.

Her first grandchild was born on Feb 28 1959, Tobin Proctor  and she
was the proudest grandmother anyone had ever seen.  On his first Christmas in
1959 the presents overflowed the room. She had a second grandchild, Reid
Simpson, born in 1960, a third, Cindy Simpson  born in 1962
and a fourth Bradley Proctor born in 1964.  She was in the hospital
when Bradley was born, the result of her first heart attack and it was decided
to not tell her  he was very ill at birth, she wasn't told about
his near death until much later.  Her 5th grandchild, Sally Simpson was born in
1967, and Lucile went up to see her the week before they left on what was to be
her last trip.

Lucile passed away due to a stroke on August 1, 1967.  She was stricken
while on the ferry boat crossing the channel from Vancouver British Columbia to
Victoria on Vancouver Island.  They had planned on an outing with the travel
club to visit the famous gardens on the island.  Stanley had some trouble
shipping the body back from Canada, it took 10 days, but due to some very
helpfull people in Vancouver it was all accomplished with not too much trouble.
She was buried in the family plot in Washtenaog Cemetery on Whitmore Lake
Road, the cemetary her father had worked in for many years, the land which her
grandfather had purchased many years previously.

33274. Bernice Sylvia Proctor

Born on Padgett farm July 29, 1905
Married July 2, 1925 to Charles Robert Barnsdale.

Charles Robert Barnsdale

Charles was the husband of Stanleys oldest sister, Bernice.  He worked for the
Edison Company as a appliance repairman all his life.  An appliance repairman
had the job of going around to any home in his area of assignment to fix the
homeowners stove, refigerator, or any major appliance.  All small appliances
like toasters had to be taken into the Edison office and there they would fix
them.  This was an advantage of living in an area served by the Detroit Edison
Company.  They fixed all electrical appliances, supplied new electric cords,
light bulbs, fuses etc.  anything to do with electricity they would take care
of, charging the customer only for parts, no service or labor charge.  Uncle
Charlie also was the first person I knew to have a Studibaker car.  He was paid
a mileage allowance by Detroit Edison, and with the Studibaker he got over 30
miles to the gallon, and with gas 18 to 25 cents a gallon he was able to buy a
new car every 2 years, of course he probaly put 50,000 miles a year on a car
so in those days at 100,000 a car would be worn out.  Especially considering
that a great deal of his driving would be on country gravel roads.

Died in the Alpena Nursing Home.

33276. Kenneth Samuel Proctor

Born on the Smith farm, on September 19, 1908.  Baptised in the Congregational
Church in Chelsea.
!Ref: SS# 374-26-9566 S.S. Admin. Death Master File
!He is buried in St. Andrews Cemetary

Kenneth was married to two women: 1st Irene Dawn Bennett  they had several
children, Marjorie, Ken (my closest cousin on the Proctor side), Don and
Jayne.  In later years he became a womanizer (as did Ken Jr.) and sub-
quently Irene divoriced him.  He straightened out somewhat and several years
later married Ina Harrer, who was a widowed lady.  She was very nice and
got him in line, they were married 6-26-1965.

William Knight Stark

William worked in the post office untill 1941, as soon as the US went to war in
WW II he got a job as a farm manager on a farm near Ypsilanti MI, it was only a
part time manager job, and he kept his job in the post office. It did, however,
enable him to keep out of the army.  This was a common thing to do if one was
able to find work on a farm and thereby obtain deferrment from the military
draft. (During the second world war when mandiatory military draft was in
effect farm workers and many factory workers were exhempt from being drafted due
to the war departments finding that certian jobs were critical for the war

Obituary on file

Erwin French Pidd

Erwin was Mables husband and my uncle, they lived just west of Dexter on a
farm, they had 9 childrin, Betty Jane was the closest cousin I had in age, she
was born 2-10-1933.  Erwin was a poor farmer, but he managed, or was a
maintainence man for a small church camp near Dexter.  It had a small lake on it
that had no axcess except the camp.  He would let Stanley, my dad, in to fish
would go over there now and then.  It was supposed to be a great bass lake and I
guess dad did catch some good ones there.

He died of a heart attack, but may have had cancer, no one really knew?

37883. Sarah Elizabeth Pidd

AS RELATED TO ME BY Florence Pearl Proctor   March 30th, 1994
"Sally, as we called her, was a little doll, I had her for a couple of weeks
shortly before she died, her sister,Betty Jane, had Scarlet Fever and Mable
didn't want to have Sally exposed. (Sally was taken over to Harvey and Pearls by
Mable but they didn't want to or couldn't take care of her so they brought her
over to our place for me to take care of.)  She was cutting teeth then,
although she was 22 months old, she couldn't walk yet.  He little fat legs just
wouldn't hold her up.  Mable called Mom and Dad to bring her home, as the
Scarlet Fever wouldn't infect her now.  So they came down and got her, as they
didn't want Mable to
know that she wasn't with them.  Sally cought a cold after returning home, and
by the time they got around to taking her to the doctor he said it had
turned into pneumonia, and she was critically ill.  Mable had a nurse come in
and help as Francies was only 2 months old, Betty was 3 years old and
Mabel had her hands full.  They were living with Erwins folks on the farm.
Sally went into convulsions in the wee hours of the morning, on March 30th,
1936.  Erwin took the nurse and Sally to Saint Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Mabel called Mother and Dad to come over, which they did.  Mother stayed with
the children, Dad took Mabel to the hospital, they met Erwin and the nurse at
the elevator, Sally was gone.  The doctor said the pneumonia was too far
advanced and they couldn't save her.  An autopsy showed she had a large tumor
that had filled one lung completely, and two-thirds of the other lung, most
likely cancer.  Mabel will not admit it to this day, she is still convienced
that Sally died of the pneumonia."  (One would now wonder if tobacco smoke
could have caused this problem, as Erwin was a chain smoker all his life?)