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1351. Byron Frank Carpenter

1880 U. S. Census, Martin Twp., Allegan, MI. Vol. 1, Ed. 13, Sheet 16, Line 1. Byron is 13 and in the home of his father William (Wm. Riley) Carpenter and step-mother Mary.

MARRIAGE.   Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI.  Vol 6, p. 89, #1322.  Byron T. Carpenter, age 24, of Martin, MI, b. Barry , MI (other records said IL, and Gun Plain, Allegan  MI) married Alice L. Pierce, age 17, of Martin, MI, b. Martin, MI, on  10 Oct 1891 in Allegan, Allegan, MI.   Parents of the Bride: Joseph Pierce & Lovina Burnham.   Parents of the Groom: William Carpenter and Paulina Cronkhite.  Witnesses: Mary McKee & J. I. McKee of Allegan, MI.  Married by:  S. O. McKee, M. G.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, 9 Aug 1899, p. 1, col. 3.  Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  This week Saturday will be held the annual reunion of the Carpenter family at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Carpenter. A large number of guests will attend from out of town. Dinner will be served on the lawn about 1 o'clock and a general good time is expected.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, 16 Aug, 1899, p. 1, col. 3. The members of the Carpenter family had a very pleasant reunion Saturday at the home of Byron Carpenter one mile east of this village. The weather was delightful for outdoor enjoyment. A sumptuous dinner was served on the tables on the lawn and thoroughly enjoyed by the 60 guests assembled.  Those present from abroad were Wm. Carpenter and family of Bradley; Frank Carpenter and family of Shelbyville; Fred Carpenter and wife of Athens; Geo. Williams and wife of Prairieville; John Norton and family of near Kalamazoo; A. Randall and family and Mrs. J. L. Stratton from Otsego; Wilbur Starr and wife from Trowbridge. Among members in attendance from here were Mrs. J. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Stratton, Mrs. Helen Carpenter and family, Mrs. Fannie King, Mr. and Mrs. T. Maurice and family, Bryon Carpenter and wife. One accident occurred to mar the pleasure of the day just as the guests were about to disperse.  A little child of John Norton climbed on the wheel of one of the wagons and was thrown to the ground by a sudden movement of the horses. His leg was severely bruised by the wheel but no bones were broken. The next reunion will be held at the home of George Williams of Prairieville, the second Saturday of August, 1900.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, 20 June 1900  Plainwell, Allegan, MI. The annual reunion of the Carpenter of Allegan County will be held at the home of Byron Carpenter on August (the rest of the article couldn't be read on the film).

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise,  8 Aug 1900, p.1, col. 2.  The Carpenter family will hold the annual reunion at the home of Byron Carpenter Saturday, Aug 11.

1900 U. S. Census, Gun Plain, Allegan, MI. Vol.2, Ed. 10, Sheet 3, Line 87. Carpenter, Byron F., b. Feb. 1867, age 33, b. MI; Alice L., b. Sept 1874, age 25, b. MI; Maudie M., dau, b. Sept 1893, age 6; Floyd B., son, b. Aug 1895, age 4,  b. MI; Verne W.,  son, b. Apr 1898, age 2, b. MI.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, Plainwell, Allegan, MI. 15 Aug. 1900, p. 8, col. 1. Happy Social Event. The Reunion of the Carpenter Family of Allegan County. Last Saturday was the occasion of the third annual reunion of the Carpenters of Allegan county and about sixty-five relatives and friends met at the home of Byron Carpenter to celebrate the event. Some time was spent in social converse or playing croquet, until the dinner hour, when the guests were served a very dainty dinner. The decorations were arranged by Mrs. Cora Carpenter, the colors being pink and green for the tables and for the house, yellow and white. After dinner a fine program consisting of recitations by Mrs. T. Maurice, Mrs. H. S. Stratton and Miss Mattie Norton. Vocal solo with guitar accompaniment by Miss Mae Carpenter, solos by Robert Allen, Edwin Elmer, Henry Carpenter and Lewis Cramer, songs and choruses by Lulu Hoose, Ellie  and Francis Maurice, Harry Randall, Erncst Norton and others. A letter was read from Mrs. Grace Carpenter Grable of Fair Play, MO. After the business session which followed all were arranged in a group and their pictures were taken by J. H. Madden and without doubt they were excellent, for just at the proper time, all tried to look pleasant. Guests were present from Grand Rapids, Park Lake, Athens, Wayland, Bradley, Kalamazoo, Otsego and Plainwell. The reunion next year will be held at Pine Lake, the second Saturday in August.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  pLAINWELL eNTERPRISE, 7 Aug. 1901, p. 1, col. 2. The fourth annual reunion of the Carpenters of this county will be held Saturday at the home of Willis Carpenter at Argenta.

1910 U. S. Census, Watson, Allegan , MI. Vol 2, Ed. 32, Household 25. Carpenter, Byron, 43, b. MI, father: b. NY, mother: b. NY; Alice L., 35, b. MI, father: b. Ohio, mother : b. U.S.   3 children & 3 living, lst mg. for both of 18 yrs; Maude M., dau.,  age 16, b. MI; Floyd B., 14, b. MI; Verne W., 12, MI.

1920 U. S. Census, Allegan  MI. Vol 3, Ed. 39, Sheet 1, Line 37.  Byron Carpenter, 52 yr., b. MI; Alice, wife, 45, b. MI; Vern, son, 21 yrs., b. MI, Benard, grandson, 4 10/12, b. MI.  (On Benard's marriage license, Benard is listed as Byron and Alice's son.  He was, however, their grandson.  He was raised by his Carpenter grandparents and used the name Carpenter. He might have been legally adopted.  This should be researched to determine if there were a legal adoption or is he just used the name Carpenter.)

Byron was of Martin, MI in May 1920 in his father's obituary, and of Shelbyville in May 1932 in his brother's (Willis') obituary.  He was of Shelbyville in his 1/2 sister's, Bertha May Scherer's, obituary, Jan 1947.

Byron and Alice's daughter,  Maudie, (d. age 22) is buried by them, but it just says "Maudie, dau of B & A. Carpenter", so one cannot tell for sure if she were married or not. Since we cannot find her death record in Allegan, Barry or Kalamazoo under the name of Carpenter, we are inclined to believe she was married. (We have  found [summer 1993] the marriage of Maude age 19 to Harley Bender age 23, on 12 Nov 1912. Maude died in 1915, Bernard Byron (nickname Peeley) was born in 1915. Benard Byron (born in March) was Maude's child and she died in June. (Family records received in 1993 stated she died of Bilious Fever).   The grandparents, Byron and Alice, cared for the child and raised him as their own, using their Carpenter name and signing as his parents, because they, for all practical purposes had become his parents.   We need to find a birth certificate for Bernard Byron Bender, and a death certificate for Maude Bender. Also a legal adoption by the grandparents if available.

DEATH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI.   Death Records: " Byron Carpenter Book 11, page 168, b. 14 Feb 1867, Gun Plain Twp., d. 12 July 1948, 81y1m26d. (Should be 81y 4m 28d) d. in Martin, MI. Suicide-Cancer, bur: 14 July 1948.  Father F. T. Carpenter & _____. (Parents were William R. Carpenter & Polly Cronkhite) Informant:  LaVern Carpenter of Martin."  (Family records have a copy of the suicide note, it reads, "Verne, I have been in such pain for 2 days and nights  I can't stand it and this is the only way out of it   I am sorry --will say good-bye to all."  The family record said, "Byron Frank Carpenter, son of William and Polly, was born Feb 14, 1867, Gun Plains, Allegan County, MI.  He was united in marriage on Oct 10, 1891 to Alice L. Pierce.  Alice and Byron had 3 children, Maudie, died June 26, 1915, Floyd, Verne  April 17, 1898 - Nov 1970. Byron bought an old homestead in Shelbyville and lived there until he sold it to Verne and moved to the house on old U. S. 131. After suffering with Gall Stones, and being afraid of an operation, Byron committed suicide at his home in Shelbyville, July 12, 1948, he was 81 years old. Services were held at Marshall's Chapel, Martin, MI. July 14, 1948, 2:p.m. by Rev. George Clernak of Martin Reformed Chruch, with interrenment in East Martin Cem."

East Martin Cem., Martin, Allegan, MI. Byron F. Carpenter 1867-1948, Alice L. Carpenter 1874-1932; Maudie, Daughter of B. & A. Carpenter, 1893-1915, Carpenter, (one stone) Marie E. 1901-1971, Floyd B. 1895-1939; Carpenter (one stone) Jessie M. 1905-1983, Verne W. 1898-1970; Gerald Verne Carpenter CM3 US Navy, World War II, Oct 25, 1925-June 1, 1973: Bernard Byron Carpenter PVT US Army, World War II, March 15, 1915-Sept 11, 1965; James E. Carpenter 1934-1947; Laverna Carpenter 1926-1933; Betty Jayne Carpenter 1929-1933; Bertha M. Washburn 1924 -____.  (In August 1993, Bertha M. Washburn was contacted.  She sent my letter of inquiry to Kathy Crow, daughter of Helen Ruth Carpenter [a name we didn't have] who was the daughter of Verne who was Byron's son.  Kathy was able to send me a lot of information she had collected.)

Alice L. Pierce

"This is a copy of Alice's Biography written in her book from the funeral. 'Alice L. Pierce Carpenter, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Pierce, was born Sept. 11, 1874 in the Twp. of Watson, passed away at her home in Martin Twp. April 6, 1932 at the age of 57 years, six months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Byron Carpenter Oct. 10, 1891 and leaves to mourn their loss, the husband, two sons, eleven grandchildren, one sister, Viola Doxey of Shelbyville, other relatives and many friends. 'To this union was born three children, Maudie who passed away June 26, 1915, leaving one son Bernard, who has resided with his grand parents since her death.  Floyd of Shelbyville and Verne who resides on the homestead in Watson Twp.. Mrs. Carpenter has been a patient, suffering for the past two years.  Has always been a kind and loving wife and mother and was most loved by those who knew her best. Funeral services were held Sat. 2 p.m. April 9, 1932, 1:30 p.m. at the home, 2:00 p.m. at the M. E. church in Shelbyville with internment in East Martin Cem.."

DEATH.   Martin Twp., Allegan, Michigan, Book 5 p 607, Alice L. Pierce Carpenter, dod 6 Apr  1932, 57y6m25d, in Martin Twp.,  parents Joseph Pierce and LeVina Burman.

1352. Edward Carpenter

1870 U. S. Census, Prairieville, Barry, MI, Film 552160, Census was taken, 25 July,   117/120.   Edgar (Edward), age 1, b. MI, is with his  parents, Wm. Riley Carpenter, age 39, and Mary (Polly), age 35.

1880 U. S. Census, Martin Twp, Allegan, MI. Edward, age 10, is with his father, William Carpenter, age 50, and step-mother, Mary age 29.

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk,  Allegan, MI.  Vol 6, p. 120, #1791.  Edward Carpenter, age 23, of Martin, MI, b. Martin, MI, married Nora Carpenter, age 18, of Wayland, MI, b. Wayland, MI.   Married, 2 Jan 1893, in Allegan, Allegan , MI.  Parents of the groom:  William Carpenter & Polly Cronkhite. Parents of the bride: Milo Carpenter & mother Unknown. (Bride's mother was Sophia Button, given at her brother Edwin's mg in 1894.)  Witnesses: Byron Carpenter, of Watson, MI, (groom's brother), and Alice Carpenter (Byron's wife), of Watson, MI.  S. D. McKee, Minister of the Gospel.

1900 U. S. Census, Wayland, Allegan, MI,  Film 1240698,  taken 11 June,.  79/79, Ed. Carpenter, 30, md. 6 yrs; Nora, 24, md. 6 yrs., 1 child and 1 living; Zael, age 6.   Next door,  80/80 is Nora's brother. (Nora's maiden name was Carpenter as well as her married name.) Carpenter, Min---(censustaker wrote over it, but it is believed to be Minor), b. MI, parents b. NY; b. Aug 1869, age 37, md. 10 yrs; Alice, b. Mar 1869, age 31, md 10 yrs. 1 child, l living; Ethel Mae, dau, b. Oct 1898, age 1. Next door to Nora on the other side are her parents:  Carpenter, Milo, b. NY, July 1835, parents b. NY, age 64, md 43 yrs; Sophia, wife, b. NY, Aug 1838, parents b. NY, 8 children, 8 living.  Hattie, dau, b. July 1871, age 28, b. MI; James, son, b. May 1872, age 27, b. MI.

1910 U. S .Census, Wayland, Allegan, MI,  Vol 2, Ed. 34,   #176, Carpenter, Ed. (Edward), 36, b. MI, married 20 yrs,  father b. NY, mother b. NY; Nora, wife, 31, b. MI, 1 child, l living,  parents, b. NY; Zael, son, 15, b. MI.

1920 U. S .Census, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  Vol 2, Ed. 16, Sheet 14, Line 41, Carpenter, Edward, age 50, b. MI; Nora, wife, 45, b. MI; Zale, son, 23, b. MI.

Ed was of Plainwell in May 1920 in his father's obituary, and of Wayland in May 1923 in his brother's (Willis') obituary. He was of Wayland in  1/2 sister's, Bertha's, obituary, Jan 1947.

DEATH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI,  Death records, Vol. 13 page 126, "Edd Carpenter,  b. 11 May 1869 in Martin, d. 17 Nov 1956, 87 yrs. old in Kalamzaoo, Kalamazoo., MI.,  bur: Elmwood Cem., Wayland.  Parents:  William Carpenter, mother unknown (mother was Pauline Cronkhite).  Wife, Nora Carpenter was deceased." Zael, his son, of 1411 Race St. Kalamazoo, MI. gave the information.

Nora Carpenter

Zael was Nora's only child.  On two census, she said she had only one child and one child was still living.

DEATH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI, death records of Allegan ,  Book 9 page 119, dod 9 Oct 1938  Nora Carpenter's, Father Milo Carpenter was b. Cattarague, NY.  Mother Sophia Button b. Wayland.*  Milo's father was Carlton Carpenter and his mother was Polly Smith.  Ed Carpenter, Nora's husband, was listed as "of Wayland" when Nora died. *There are several descrepancies in the birth place of Nora's mother on various documents.  One Census, 1880, it stated Sophia was b. NY, and their first child on that census was b. NY.  Then her birthplace was given as Coldwater (no state mentioned, possibly MI) and then on Nora's death record as Wayland, MI.  This should be researched further, for those persons interested in this line. We are not following this Carpenter line. We are only following the line of Edward Carpenter, son of William Riley Carpenter and grandson of Nathaniel Carpenter, and great grandson of Robert Carpenter who married Phebe McNair.

2100. Zael Carpenter

1910 U. S .Census, Wayland, Allegan, MI. Vol 2, Ed. 34,       #176. Zael was 15 and living with his parents, Edward and Nora Carpenter.

1920 U. S. Census, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  Vol. 2, Ed. 16, Sheet 14, Line 41. Zale was 23 and in the home of his parents.

He was the informant at his father's death, in 1956.

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI. Death Records,  Vol. __, page 1482, Zale Carpenter died 24 Dec 1979; age 85, Date of birth, 8 July 1894,  father:  Ed Carpenter, mother: Nora.  Residence: 1411 Race St., Kalamazoo, MI; Occupation;  Superintendent, King Paper; Informant:  Robert Carpenter, 1901 Fulton Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001.  Widower;  Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland, MI.

1353. Ada B. Carpenter

1880 U .S. Census, Martin, Allegan, MI. Ada was 5 yrs. old and in the home of her parents, Wm. Riley Carpenter and Mary Jane Andrews.

MARRIAGE., Allegan County Clerk, Allegan,  MI.  Vol 6,  p. 191, #2829.  Dick A. Woodward, age 23, of Wayland, MI, b. Wayland, MI, married Ada B. Carpenter, age 19, of Wayland, MI, b. Martin, MI.  Married, 31 Dec 1896 at Allegan, Allegan , MI.  Parents of the Groom: David Woodward & Mary Henry.  Parents of the bride: William Carpenter and Mary Andrews.  Witnesses:  Ella Carpenter of Wayland, MI, & Elizabeth H. Stockdale, of Allegan, MI (Ella was Ada's sister).  John B. Stockdale, Justice of the Peace.

1900 U. S Census, Wayland, Allegan, MI. Soundex W-363, Soundex Film 1245164, Census film, Vol 2, Ed. 31, Sheet 10, Line 66. Dick A. Woodward, b. Jan 1872, age 28, b. MI; Ada B., wife, b. Mar 1876, age 24, b. MI; Leo. L., b. June 1899, 11/12, b. MI.

1910 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo , MI. Vol. 42, Ed. 139,      #59 (Soundex W-363 Film # 1371010) Census Film 1374667  Dick A. Woodward, age 37, b. MI, Parents b. U.S., md. once 14 yrs; Ada B., 34, b. MI, father: b. NY, mother: b. MI, 2 children, 2 living; LaRue L., son,  age 10, b. MI; Fay L, son, b. MI, age 5.

1920 U. S. Census Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI Film # 1820775.  Vol 46, Ed. 161, Sheet 5, Line 12.    408/101  Dick A. Woodward, occupation: deptuy  county treasuer, 47, b. MI, father: b. MI, mother: Penn; Ada B., 43, b. MI, father: b. NY, mother: b. MI; LaRue L., son, 20 b. MI, occupation: Repairman Telephone ; Fay L. SON, (son was capitalized in census), 15, b. MI.

Ada was Mr. D. A. Woodard (we have Woodward) of Kalamazoo in May 1920 in her father's obituary, and of Vicksburg in May 1923 in half-brother's, Willis', obituary.  She is listed as Mrs. Ada Woodward, of Kalamazoo in her sister's, Betha's, obituary in Jan 1947.

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI.,   Ada B. Woodward, dod 6 Aug 1957, female, widowed, dob 6 Mar 1876, age 81, address 510 Pearl St. Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI.  In Kalamazoo 52 yrs. (came in abt. 1905)  Father: William R. Carpenter, Mother:  Mary Jane Andrews.  Husband: Dick A. Woodward. Informant, LaRue R. Woodward, Kalamazoo.  Buried: 9 Aug 1957, Riverside Cem., Kalamazoo, MI.

OBITUARY.  Kalamazoo Gazette, Wednesday, 7 Aug 1957, p. 29.7.  Woodward, Mrs. Ada B. 510 Peal St., passed away Tuesday afternoon.   Mrs. Woodward was born March 6, 1876, in Allegan County, Michigan, the daughter of William R. and Mary Jane (Andrews) Carpenter.  She was married to Dick A. Woodward, December, 31, 1894 in Allegan County, who preceded her in death on November 29, 1923.  Mrs. Woodward is survived by two sons, LaRue R. and Fay L. of Kalamazoo, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, one brother, Roy Carpenter of Comstock; one sister, Mrs. Ella Scott of West lake; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Elizabeth B. Roche officiating.  .Interment, Riverside Cem..

Dick A. Woodward

Dick's parents: 1900 U. S. Census, Wayland, Allegan, MI.  Vol 2, Ed. 32, Sheet 5, Line 15, Film 1240698, taken 14-18 June . Woodard (Woodward), David, b. Feb 1845, age 55, md. 35 yrs., b. MI, parents b. NY; Mary A., wife, b. Penn. father: b.  Ireland, mother: b. NY. b. Feb 1845, age 55, 4 children, 4 living; Ell, son, b. Dec 1873, age 26, single, b. MI; Jay, son, b. Dec 1886, 23, single, b. MI.

1910 U. S. Census, Allegan,, Vol 2, Ed. 34,    # 142. Woodward, David, 65, b. MI, parents b. NY; Libbie, wife, 62, b. NY. parents b. NY.  Both md. second  time and to each other for 4 yrs. 0 children, 0 living.  Couldn't find David and Libbie in 1920.

OBITUARY: Dick Woodward, Former Official of County, Dies.   Ex-Treasurer and Well Known Man Expires in Vicksburg Hospital.     Dick A. Woodward, former Kalamazoo County treasurer, died at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Vickesburg, late Wednesday afternoon after a three weeks illness of pneumonia.  Early in the week it was reported that his condition was much improved but he later suffered a relapse and grew worse until the end.  Mr. Woodward was 61 years of age and was born in Allegan county, Jan. 19, 1872.  He had been a resident of this county for a great number of years.  He served as county treasurer for two terms from 1927 to 1931.  Prior to that he was assistant county treasurer under U. S. Acker two terms.  Before that he was a deputy sheriff for two years under Elton R. Eaton.   Upon his retirement from office Mr. Woodward moved to a farm on the Portage road in Schoolcraft Twp., 10 miles south of this city.  Prior to that he had resided at 1322 Merrill street.  Before becoming a county official he was employed in the office of the Henderson-Amers Company.    Mr. Woodward was married to Ada Carpenter at Allegan, Dec 31, 1895.  The wife survives as do sons, LaRue of Gourdneck lake, and Fay of Kalamazoo, the later a deputy county treasurer.  Also there are two brothers surviving.  John Woodward of Shelbyville and Eli Woodward, Kalamazoo.  The deceased was a member of the Kalamazoo Masonic lodge, No. 22; a member of the Peninsular Commandery; and for years had served as secretary of the Moose lodge of this city.  Services will be in charge of the Commandery will be held at 2 Saturday afternnon at the Joldersma and Klein chapel, West Lovell Street.   Interment will take place in Riverside Cem..

2101. Larue L. Woodward

Leo L. on the 1900 census b. June 1899, LaRue L.  in 1910 & 1920.

In 1933 LaRue was of Gourdneck Lake in his father's, Dick's, obituary. In 1957  LaRue R. Woodward  was of Klamazoo in his mother's, Ada's, obituary.

2102. Fay L. Woodward

Fay is a male. In Nov. 1933,  Fay  was of Kalamazoo  in his father's, Dick's, obituary.   In Aug. 1957 Fay L. Woodward was a surviving son according to his mother's, Ada's, obituary.  He was living in Kalamazoo, MI.

1354. Florence Ella Carpenter

1880 U. S. Census Martin, Allegan , MI. Ella was age 2 and in the home of her parents, William Riley Carpenter and Mary Jane Andrews.

1895, Ella was a witness of her sister's, Ada's, marriage.  There was an Ella Warner as a witness at her brother Willis' wedding in 1883, but it was not this Ella because this Ella would be only 5 years old.  Ella Warner was probably a sister to the bride, Emma Warner.

Family records sent in 1993 said her first husband was: Theodore Fenker, and second was James Scott.

Ella was Mrs. T. L. Fenker (article found in 1997) of Kalamazoo in May 1920 in her father's obituary.  She was Ella Scott of Kalamazoo in May 1932 in half-brother's (Willis') obituary. In 1947,  she was listed as Mrs. J. W. Scott of West Lake in her sister's, Bertha's, obituary.  In 1957 Mrs. Ella Scott was of West Lake according to her sister's, Ada's, obituary..

OBITUARY;.  Kalamazoo Gazetter, Saturday, 15 Mar 1958, p. 12.4  Scott,  Mrs. Florence Ella, 1116 Forest Dr., West Lake, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital Friday morning (14 Mar 1958).  Mrs. Scott was born July 6, 1879, in Wayland, Michigan, daughter of William and Mary Carpenter, and had been a resident of this community for 34 years.  Surviving are:  her husband, James Scott; one son, Edgar Fenker, Austin Lake; one brother, Roy Carpenter, Comstock; two granddaughters, Susan Fenker and Lou Ann Kemple, several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Rupert-Durham FuneralHome, Vicksburg, until Monday morning. Graveside services will be held  at the Portage Cem. at 11:15 Monday, Rev. Theodore Bennick of Comstock Methodist Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be sent to Senior Citizens Fund."

1356. Roy William Carpenter

1900 U. S. Census, Wayland, Allegan MI, Roy was age 10 and in the home of his parents; Wm. Riley Carpenter and wife, Mary Jane Andrews.

1910 U S. Census, Roy was not found.  He should be searched for again.

In 1920 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo , Ref. Vol. 45, Ed. 159, Sheet 5, Line 3, a Roy Carpenter (forgot to copy his age, or it didn't give it) was found with a wife, Ethel M., age 33, b. MI;  John M., son, 4 9/12, b. MI; Joyce E., daughter,  1 6/12, b. MI.   We know he lived in Kalamazoo , MI.

Roy was of Kalamazoo in May 1920 in his father's obituary, and of Comstock in May 1923 in his half-brother's (Willis') obituary.

Roy was the Informant at his sister Bertha Mae's death in 1947 and listed his residence as Comstock, (Kalamazoo ), MI.  Roy is listed of Comstock in his sister's, Ella's, obituary March 1958.

Family records sent in 1993, said he was "born March 7, 1890; married Ethel Maxson, August 8, 1914; (Ethel - b. Sept  12 1880; d. July 6, 1957); (the next is blurred, but it looks like a second marriage for Roy) married Edna M. Edgett, August 15, 1901; (Edna - b. July 7, 1893 d. June 13, 1965) Roy and Ethel had three children:  John - b. March 12, 1915; married Pauline Burnham; Joyce - b. June 20, 1918; married James A Shoup, Sept 18, 1937; Allen b. April 9, 1921; married Sohpie Baron (or Barok).  Roy died November 21, 1980"

OBITUARY:Kalamazoo Gazette,  Saturday, Saturday,  November 22, 1980.p. B9.3  Carpenter Funeral Set for Monday.   "Funeral services will be held Monday for Roy Carpenter, 90, a former Comstock School Board member, who died here Friday.    Capenter, who lived at 91 Henning, retired as a KVP - Southland Paper  supervisor in 1956.   He served on the Comstock School Board for several years. Services are being handled by Truesdale Chapel of the Pines and will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the chapel, Friends may call between 7 and 9 tonight and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Carpenter was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel, in 1958, and his second wife, Edna, in 1965. He was a member of the Kalamazoo Masonic Lodge and Civic League.   Carpenter is survived by two sons, John of Silver Lake and Allen of Brighton; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Shoup of Comstock; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. (Courtesy of David Rumery, Feb. 2000).

OBITUARY.  Kalamazoo Gazette, Saturday, 22 Nov 1980, p B9.3.  Carpenter, Mr. Roy William, Comstock, Michigan, passed away Friday, November 21, 1980.  Mr. Carpenter was born March 7, 1890 in Martin, Michigan.  He had been a supervisor at the KVP-Southerland Paper , where he retired in 1956.  He was a member of the Comstock United Methodist Church, the Kalamazoo Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Comstock School Board for several years.  He was Treasurer of the Park Board, a member of the Civic League and a member of the National Rose Society.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ethel, in 1958, and by his second wife, Edna, in 1965.  He is survived by two sons, John Carpenter, of Silver Lake, Michigan, and Allen Carpenter of Brighton Michigan; and one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Shoup of Comstock; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Turesdale Chapel of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening an from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be held 11 o'clock Monday at the Comstock United Methodist Church, with Rev. Thomas Evans officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cem..

Ethel Maxson

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk Kalamazoo, MI     Ethel M. Maxon, died  6 July 1957; age 70; born 12 Sept 1886.; father Charles A. Maxson, mother Mary E. Cove;  residence: Comstock Twp., Kalamazoo , M; place of death: 91 Henning St., Comstock, MI.  Informant Roy W. Carpenter, husband.  Buried, Mt. Ever Rest Cem., Kalamazoo.

OBITUARY: Kalamazoo  Gazette, Sunday, 7 July 1957.  Carpenter, Mrs. Ethel M., 91 Henning St., Comstock.  Passed away Saturday morning, Mrs. Carpenter was born September 12, 1886 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of Charles A. and Mary E. Maxson and had been a resident of this community for 65 years.  Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Comstock Methodist Church, Comstock Civic Improvement League and the Kalamazoo Rose Society.  She was a graduate of Kalamazoo College and the University of Chicago.  Those who survive are:  her husband, Roy W. Carpenter; the following children, John M. Carpenter of Comstock, Mrs. Joyce E. Shoup of Portage and Allen W. Carpenter of Dearborn, Michigan; nine grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Truesdale Chapel where services will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Theodore Bennink officianting.  .Interment Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Edna M. Edgett

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI. Records, Vol. 3, Page 526,  Died 13 Jan 1965 at Kalamazoo (rural), Edna M. Carpenter, b. 7 July 1893 in Tustin, MI, age 71.  Buried Mt. Ever-Rest Cem., Kalamazoo.  Informant, Roy W. Carpenter, husband.

1363. Hattie Marie Carpenter

1870 U .S. Census, Prairieville, Barry, MI. Hattie was 2 yrs. old and in the home of her parents.

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI.   Marriages:  Vol. 6, #16, #233, John S. Norton 24, of Plainwell, b. Otsego, md. Hattie M. Carpenter of Otsego, b. Prairieville, MI. on 14 June 1888 at Plainwell.  Parents:  Baxter Norton & Mary Statten;  Fernando Carpenter & Helen Cook.  Witnesses:  Grace Carpenter of Plainwell and Fannie King, of Plainwell, Allegan, MI.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  The Plainwell Enterprise, Plainwell, MI, Wednesday,  13 June 1888 - Married.  Norton-Carpenter.  At the residence of the bride's parents in the village, June 7, by Rev. C. P. Bates, John S. Norton and Miss Hattie Carpenter.

1897 at father's death she is listed as "of Plainwell, Allegan, MI." Mrs. John Morton. (This should be Norton, not Morton).

Could not find Hattie and John Morton (Soundex M-635) in 1900, 1910, or 1920.  Some films unreadable. (in  July 1993, we found out it should be Norton, not Morton, the newpaper article at the time of her father's death was incorrect.  Now maybe we can find them.)

1910 U. S. Census, St. Joseph County, City of Three Rivers, MI, taken 26/27 April, ED 142, sheet 16B. 391/396 Norton, John S., head, owns, mortgage,  mw, age 46, married once, 21y, b. MI, father b. England,  mother b. MI, laborer, paper mill;  Hattie, wife, wf, age 43, md. once, 21 y, 7 children 6 alive, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. MI; Earnest L., son, age 19, b. MI, works in paper mill; Harold J., son, age 15; Fred B., son, age 9; Dale S., son, age 4; Donald L., son, age 2, all children b. Michigan.

In April 1919 Hattie was Mrs. John Norton of Three Rivers  according to her brother's, Fred.s, obituary.

1920 U. S. Census, St. Joseph County, City of Three Rivers, MI, ED 169, sheet 5A, 120/123 Norton, John, head, owns, mortgage, male, white, age 55, married, b. MI, father b. OH, mother b. MI, paper maker, paper mill; Hattie, wife, fw ,age 52, b. MI, parents b. NY, Fred, son mw., age 18, b. MI;  Dale, son, mw, age 13, b. MI; Donald, son, mw, age 11, b. MI; all sons are single;  Carpenter, Helen, mother-in-law, fw, age 73, widow, b. NY, parents b. NY

DEATH:  St. Joseph County Clerk, Three Rivers, MI.  Vol. 5, p. 297, #12.  Died 16 Feb 1947 at City of Three Rivers, Hattie Marie Norton, widow, age 79y6m26d, b. Prairieville, Barry Co., MI, father: Fernando Carpenter, b. NY, mother:  Helen Cook, b. Barry , MI

OBITUARY. Three Rivers Commercial, Three Rivers, MI, Monday 17 Feb 1947.  Hattie Marie Norton.  Hattie Marie Norton, 80, died at her home, 322 Fifth Avenue, Sunday after several months illness.  She was born July 20, 1867 at Prairieville, Barry County, a daughter of Fernando and Helen (Cook) Carpenter.  Her early life was spent in Barry county and in June 1888, she married John Norton at Plainwell.  He preceded her in death July 19, 1930.  In 1909 they moved to Three Rivers where she has since resided.  She was a member of Bethany Chapel and Royal Neighbors.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Grace Price of Pueblo, Colo., four sons, Harold of Kalamazoo, Ernest, Fred and Dale of Three Rivers, two brothers, Frank of Cooper center, Henry of Kalamazoo, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  A daughter Mable died in infancy and a son, Donald drowned in the St. Joseph River at the age of 13.  Friends may call at the Austin funeral home until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to Bethany Chapel for services at one o'clock.  Rev. L. L. Case officiating.  Burial in Plainwell Cem..

John S. Norton

See wife's records of marriage and 1900, 1910 U. S. Census data

DEATH. St. Joseph County Clerk, St. Joseph, MI,  Vol. 4. p5, #54.   Died 19 July 1930 at City of Three Rivers, John S. Norton, age 66y1m9d. b. MI,  father: Baxter Norton, mother: Mary Stratton, occupation:  forman, cause: Chronic nephritis.

OBITUARY.  Three Rivers Commercial, Three Rivers, MI, 21 July 1930, p. 6.  John Norton Dead.  Lived in Three Rivers and Vicinity for Past 21 Years.    John S. Norton, for the past 21 years a resident of Three Rivers and vicinity, died at his home 322 Fifth avenue, at 10:30 Saturday night after an illness of seven months.  He was born in Barry County, June 10, 1864, a son of Baxter and Mary (Stratton) Norton.  He spent the early years of his life in Barry and Allegan counties.  The greater part of the time in Plainwell.  For a number of years he was employed on the railroad he also was engaged in farming for a few years.  For the past 21 years he has been an employee of the Eddy Paper Corp.  He was a member of the Knights of the Maccabees for a number of years.  During his residence here he made a wide circle of friends by his kind and freindly disposition and splendid character.  He was greatly devoted to his home and family.  In 1888 he was married to Hattie Carpenter, who survives, besides one daughter, Mrs. Grace Sprung of Pueblo, Colo., four sons, Ernest and Harold of Three Rivers, and Fred and Dale, both in the U.S. Navy, nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Mattie Soles of Kalamazoo.  Funeral services will be held from the Haring Chapel at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. Andrew Telford officiating.  Interment will be made in Plainwell.

2113. Donald L. Norton

1910 U. S. Census, City of Three rivers, St. Joseph , MI, taken 26-27 April.  Norton, Donald L., age 2, is in the home of his parents.

1920  U. S. Census, City of Three rivers, St. Joseph , MI, Norton, Donald, age 11, is in the home of his parents.

DEATH.  St. Joeph County Clerk, Centerville, MI.  Vol. 3, p. 285, #41.  Died 10 June 1921 at City of Three Rivers, Donald Norton, age 13y1m25d., b. MI, father:  John Norton, mother: Hattie Carpenter, cause:  accidental drowning.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Three Rivers Commercial, Three Rivers, MI, Friday, June 10, 1921, p. 1  DONALD NORTON, 13, DROWNS IN ST. JOE RIVER.  Boy Chums hear cries for help but unable to save Norton from going down into 8 ft. of Water.  Had been in Water Only a Short Time When Accident Happened.  Doctors work Over Body for Hours.  Parents of Boy out of City - Notified of Drowning.  This p.m.  Donald Norton, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Norton of Riverside Drive was drowned in the St. Jose River about 1:50 this afternoon.  The accident happened just south of the Barton residence on Flint Ave.  Donald, in the company with Stuart Dougherty, Clarence Green and Dale Norton had been in the water a short time, when Donald, in attempt to follow the other boys in wading across the river, went down in about eight foot of water.  His cries for help were heard by his boy friends who went to his assistance, but were unable to save him from a watery grave.  Donald was unable to swim.  According to the boys who were in the water with Norton, the body of the drowning boy came to the surface several times.  Neighbors were summoned immediately and the alarm spread rapidly over the city.  Marshall Cross and Claudia Collisi were the first to secure a boat and after searching for a few minutes the body was located in about eight feet of water where the boy had gone down.  Collisi went down after the body and brought it to the surface, where it was placed in the boat and brought to shore.  For more than an hour D. Seldmore, Dr. Kingsley, Mrs. Kingsley, Miss Ines Knapp, Harry King and others worked over the body but at four o'clock this afternoon there was no sign of live.  The lungmotor was also used.  According to the boys, who were swimming with the Norton boy, the body was in the water about fifteen minutes  before brought to the shore.  A sad part of the accident is the fact that the boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Norton, are out of the city, having started this morning for a visit with friends in Barry County.  This aftenoon all efforts were being made to notify the parents of the sad death of their son.  They were finally located at Kalamazoo at four o'clock and returned to Three Rivers.  Besides the parents, Donald is survived by four brothers, Dale, Ernest, Harold and Fred Norton.

OBITYUARY.  Three Rivers Commercial, Saturday 11 June 21, p. 1  Norton Funeral Monday 10 a.m.  Will be Held From Home of Parents on Riverside Drive.  Although doctors and others worked over the body of Donald Norton for several hours Friday afternoon in an effort to bring the boy back to life, their efforts were fruitless and at 4:30 attending physicians pronounced the young boy dead.  The remains were taken to the Baird funeral parlors where thy were prepared for burial, and later taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Norton on Riverside drive.  Funeral services will be held from this late home Monday morning at 10 o'clock fast time, conducted by Rev. D. P. Bair.  The remains will be taken to Plainwell for interment.  Donald was born at Wasepi, April 16, 1908 and came with his parents to Three Rivers in 1909 where he has since resided.  He attended the second ward school, was a member of the Lutheran Sunday school and troop two boy scouts.  Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Vern Sprung of Mendon, four brothers, Harold of Leonidas, Ernest, Fred and Dale of Three Rivers.  A grandmother, Mrs. Helen Carpenter, also survives.  The boy scouts will attend the services in a body and any person who will volunteer his car to take the scouts to Plainwell where interment will be made, is asked to notify H. L. Baird as soon as possible.  Six or eight cars will be needed.

1364. Joseph Henry Carpenter

1870 U. S. Census, Prairieville, Barry, MI., Film 552160.   Henry is 4/12 and in the home of his parents, Fernando and Helen Carpenter.

MARRIAGE.   Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI,  Vol 6,  p. 248, #3669,  Henry Carpenter, age 26, of Plainwell, MI, b. Orangeville, MI married Cora Putnam, age 19, of Alamo, MI, b. Gun Plain, MI.  Married, 28 Aug 1898 at Otsego, Allegan , MI.  Parents of the groom: Fernando Carpenter and Helen Cook.  Parents of the bride: Charles Putnam & Louise Pang.  Witnesses:  C. A. Ryder of Otsego and Mrs. Addie Ryder of Otsego, (Addie is Henry's cousin , daughter of "Frank", Fernando's brother) and C.A. (Clifton A.) is her husband.  Clifton and Addie were md. in 1892). E. J. Burgess, Minister of the Gospel.

WEDDING.  Plainwell Enterprise, Plainwell, Allegan, MI,  31 Aug 1898.  Henry Carpenter of this village and Cora Putnam of Alamo were married at Otsego Sunday.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, Allegan, MI,  7 Sep 1898, p.1, col. 2.  Since August 27, marriage licenses have been granted to the following persons:  Henry Carpenter of Plainwell and Cora Putnam of Alamo.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise,  Plainwell, Allegan, MI. 25 Apr 1900, p.4, col. 1.  Alamo.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carpenter are moving to Plainwell this week.

1900 U. S. Census Plainwell, Gun Plain Twp., Allegan, MI.  Soundex C-615. Vol. 2, Ed.11, Sheet 10,  Line 9,  Film 1240698  #271/176  Henry (Joseph Henry) Carpenter b. Jan 1870, age 30, md. 31 yrs.; Cora B., wife,  b. Aug 1879, age 20 b. MI, 1 child and 1 living; Harry C., son,  b. Mar 1899 age 1.

This is the same Joseph Henry that is buried by his parents, Fernando Carpenter & Helen Cook, in the Hillside Cem., [with no stone] in  Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  Cora is not buried there with him.

1910 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo , MI, Vol. 43, Ed. 153,   # 151, Carpenter, Henry J. (Joseph), age 41, b. MI;  Cora B., age 30, b. MI;  md. 12 yrs.,  3 children and 3 living, Father b. MI, Mother b. NY; Harry L, son, b. MI, age 11; Helen L daughter, age 9, b. MI; Stanley, son age 3, b.MI.

Joseph was Henry of Kalamazoo in April 1919 in his brother's, Fred's,  obituary.

1920, We could not fine Henry or Cora on the Soundex for this census.

Joseph Henry (He went by Henry) was in Kalamazoo in 1947 according to the obituary of his sister Hattie Marie Carpenter Norton.

DEATH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI,  Death Records: Book 11, page 216, Joseph Henry,  died 31 Dec 1948, 79y11m16d, in Plainwell, MI.  Born  15 Jan 1869, in Orangeville, MI; wife, Cora Carpenter, age 69, 614 John St., Kalamazoo, MI.  father: Fernando Carpenter, b. NY, mother: Helen Cook, b. Bath, NY. He died of Brochial Pneumonia.

Cem. Records of the Hillside Cem. from the Twp.  Office in Plainwell, Gun Plain Twp., Allegan, MI.   Fernando, his wife and mother, and some of his children are buried there.  Records were in the Twp. office and a visit was made to the Cem. in 1992. (Dates are dates of burial).  Carpenter, Almira  14 Apr 1888; Fernando, 26 June 1899; Helen, 18 May 1930; Joseph Henry, 3 Jan 1949; (death recorded in Allegan  had 31 Dec 1948-Mother Helen Cook b. Bath, NY.   Joseph Henry was 79y11m16d); Frank A., 26 Aug 1954; Nellie, 17 Dec 1962; Hugh 17 Mar 1986.(Behind Joseph Henry Carpenter in the doctor or Coroner column, it reads:  "Transfered Sept 23rd 1950 to Frank A. Carpenter").

A visit to the Cem. was made.  Their lot is S-7 near the main gate and not far from the road.  Tombstones: Fernando Carpenter, Nov 10, 1835 - June 26, 1897.  Next to him is Helen Carpenter, his wife, 1846-1930. Then one stone with two names:  Carpenter, Nellie 1883-1962, and Frank A. 1882-1954. Behind Fernando's is his mother, "Almira , wife of N. W. Carpenter b. 5 Sept 1810, d. 14 Apr 1888."  Next to her is an empty lot and next to that is Joseph Henry, according to Twp.  Records, but there is no stone.  Next one over, behind Nellie and Frank A's is:  Hugh D. Carpenter, Pvt. U.S. Army, WWII 1910-1986.  This is Frank and Nellie's son. Nathaniel does not appear to be buried here with his wife. This would explain the empty space next to Almira.

There is a different, but related, Henry (1900 U. S. Census) b. Mar 1860, age 40, b. MI; Sarah, wife, Oct 1865, age 34, b. MI and Bertie, son Feb 1887, age 13, b. MI. And on the 1920, U.S.Census,  Plainwell, Allegan, MI, Vol 2, Ed. 16, Sheet 4, Line 48. Carpenter, Henry, age 61, wife (not named, but Sarah C.), age 59, b. MI; Burton (adopted) son, age 32, b. MI.  This Henry is William Riley Carpenter and Polly Cronkhite's son, a cousin to Joseph Henry, son of Fernando Carpenter. William Riley and Fernando were brothers and sons of Nathaniel Carpenter and Almira Lewis.  These two Henrys are easy to confuse.

Cora B. Putnam

In 1900 census, she said she had had 1 child and 1 was still living.

In 1910 census,, she said she had given birth to 3 children and 3 were still living.

2114. Harry C. Carpenter

1900 U.S.Census, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  Harry was 1 yr. old, and with his parents, Joseph Henry and Cora B. Puttman.

29 Mar 1899, Plainwell Enterprise (Newspaper), Plainwell, Allegan, MI p. 4, col 3.  Alamo.  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Carpenter are the parents of a son born March 20.  It is said to be William Jennings Bryan Carpenter by name.  This may be a coincidence, but the month and year were the same as the Harry C. we have in our records.  Maybe they changed their idea about his name, or this might be a child of another Henry Carpenter.

2115. Helen L. Carpenter

1910, U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Helen was 9 yrs. old and in the home of her parents, Joseph Henry Carpenter and Cora B. Puttman.

Need to find birth records in Allegan or Kalamazoo Counties.

2116. Stanley Carpenter

1910 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Stanley was 3 yrs. old and in the home of his parents, Joseph Henry Carpenter and Cora B. Puttman.

Need to find birth records in Allegan or Kalamazoo Counties.

I found Stanley Carpenter on the Social Security Death Index. He was born 22 Aug 1906. His Social Security card was issued in Ohio. He died in October 1974 in Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona.

2117. 4 Carpenter

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI.  Vol 4, page 270, No. 408; Baby Girl Carpenter:  Date of Death 19 June 1915; age 11 hours.  Father: Henry J. Carpenter, Mother: Cora Putman; place of birth, Michigan, premature birth.

1366. Charles C. Carpenter

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, Plainwell, MI, 29 Sep 1897, p. 1, col. 4.  Charles Carpenter left for Kenoma, MO, Tuesday where he will remain.  (Charles' sister, Grace, was in Kenoma, MO, at one time.)

1900 U. S.Census, Plainwell, Allegan, MI. Vol 2, Ed. 11, Sheet 12, Line 93. Son age 20.  Difficult to read the first name.  Further research showed it to be Charles.  He was with his mother, Helen.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise,  24 Jun 1903, p.1 col.  2  Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss Marie Whiting, daughter of Mrs. Anna Whiting to Charles Carpenter of Plainwell, Wednesday, July 1, at the residence of the bride's mother in Douglas.  Kalamazoo Telegraph.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, 8 July 1903, p.1, col. 4. Whiting-Carpenter. Many guests including a number from away witnessed the marriage Wednesday evening of Miss Marie Whiting, daughter of Mrs. Anna Whiting, to Charles Carpenter of Plainwell at the residence of the bride's mother on Staple Avenue.  At half past eight o'clock Miss Clara Smith rendered Mendelssohn's wedding march and the bridal party marched into the parlor where the ceremony was preformed by the Rev. J. B. Pickard. An artistic arch of white entwined with satin with a brackground of June lilies, ferns and palms formed a pretty arrangement for the party.. Miss Janie VanStream and Thomas Hindman were maid of honor and best man . . . She has been employed in the Kalamazoo Corset Company and is a member of Kalamazoo lodge No. 220 L. O. T. M. The groom is a carpenter and highly respected in his home town and in this city where he has resided for the past year.  Kalamazoo Telegraph.

1910 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Vol. 42 Ed. 138,      # 195.  Whiting, Anna, 45, b. Can/Eng.  parents same.  4 children 4 living; Ester, dau, 20, single, b. MI;  George L., son, 18, b. MI; Carpenter, Charlie C. son-in-law, age 30. md. 6 yrs,. b. MI, parents b. NY; Mary, dau of Anna, 25, lst mg,. 6 yrs., l child, l living, Raymond, grandson (of Anna), 5 yrs.

Charles was of Kalamazoo in April 1919 in his brother's (Fred's) obituary.

1920 U. S. Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Vol. 45, Ed. 156, Sheet 6, Line 20, Charles C. Carpenter, 40; wife, Mary M (Is it Mary Marie?  See wedding announcement), 34, b. MI; Raymond, son, 15, b. MI;  Rosenburg, Ruth, 31, Si I, (sister-in-law to Charles), b. MI. (This could make Ruth and Mary sisters, or Ruth could be the wife of Mary's brother. It could be Charles' brother's wife, but we know the names of his brother's wives, so it is not his brother's wife. Mary's mother was Mrs. Whitting, but she could have remarried.  This leaves only two possibilities, Mary's sister, or Mary's brother's wife.  Since we will assume Mrs. Whiting had not remarried, it would be Mary's sister. Possibly the one child missing of the family of 4 named by Mrs. Whiting.) This is the same family we found in 1910.  Finding the newspaper articles proves this is our Charles.

2118. Raymond Carpenter

From: Scott Ackemann>
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: Carpenter Ancestors in N. California
HI John. I saw that you posted a thread on back in 2005 regarding an offspring of Fernando Carpenter. I was poking around family tree stuff online and saw the thread and thought you might be interested in another branch of the family. My Mother, Sandra Rae Ackemann (Carpenter)'s father was Raymond Carpenter,...son of Charles C. Carpenter of Plainwell MI. Charles being the brother of Henry and Frank. All above are now sadly deceased. I do have a great parlor picture of the Plainwell HS football team from 1896. with presumably Charles. My grandfather Raymond moved from Plainwell with his Parents I believe sometime in the 30's to Aberdeen WA, and from there moved to the SF Bay Area then Aptos in the 40's and 50's. Ray was a Contractor and furniture maker...really an artist w/wood. Ray had two daughters my mom and a sister Mary Kay. Mary Kay lives with her husband in Oceanside CA. Mary Kay had three kids who all live in the SF Bay area. Hope you found this interesting. Sincerely, Scott P. Ackemann, Felton, CA

1367. Frank Alonzo Carpenter

1900 U .S. Census, Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  Frank was 18 yrs. old.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE.  Plainwell Enterprise, Plainwell, MI, 11 Jun 1902, p. 1, col. 4.  Frank Carpenter returned to Plainwell Saturday.  He has secured his discharge from the Army.

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan,  MI  Vol 7, p. 20, #6280,  Frank Alanzo Carpenter, 21, of Plainwell, MI, b. Plainwell, MI married  Nellie Barney, 20, of Otsego, MI, b. Dorr, MI.   Married, 11 Nov. 1903 at Otsego, Allegan , MI. Parents of the groom:  Fernando Carpenter & Hellen (spelled this way) Cook.  Parents of the bride:  Henry Barney & Ester Coates.   Witnesses: Mrs. Harry Barney of Otsego, MI, and Lulu Truesdal of Kalamazoo, MI. Charles Owen, Clergyman.

1910 U. S. Census Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co, MI,   Vol 42, Ed. 137.      # 136.  Frank Carpenter, 28, b. MI. father b. MI (should be NY), mother b. NY; Mary (Nellie on tombstone [name probably Nellie Mary] and Hugh is buried in same lot), age 26, she had 1 child and 1 was still living; Hugh, 3/12,  b. MI (Hugh [1910-1986] is buried in same lot with Frank and Nellie, his parents, and grandparents, Fernando and Helen Carpenter, and great grandmother, Almira Carpenter, Hillside Cem., Plainwell, Allegan, MI); Fred (brother), age 34,  b. MI, lst marriage of 12 yrs., and  Elva (Elva L. Johnson of Athens, MI), 33, lst mg. 12 yrs also.  (Fred and Elva, gave no information about their children.  Perhaps there were none.)  Helen 63, widow, b. NY had 7 children and 6 still living. The mother, Helen, and sons, Frank and his wife Mary (Nellie), Fred and his wife Elsa are all in this household.  Their names were so poorly written on the census, and rewritten to the Soundex incorrectly, that this entry was almost missed!  Example:  Fred looked like Frul, and that was what was copied to the Soundex.  Others were equally bad.

Frank was of Waterville, Canada in Apr 1919 in his brother's (Fred's) obituary.

1920.  Could not find them on a census., some census were hard to read. See Helen's documentation for her 1920 data.

According to a relative, (Gerry Fair, Meadow Vista, CA in 1977) "Frank was a master carpenter. . .a picture of two houses he built practically  single handed. . . . I spent many, many happy hours in their home."

In 1947 Frank was of Cooper Center when his sister's,  Hattie Marie Carpenter Norton's, obituary.

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI.   Vol. 3, Page 518, Frank A. Carpenter, b. MI, died  23 Aug 1954, age 72;  date of birth: 7 Apr 1882;  father: Fernando Carpenter, mother: Helen Cook; residence, Cooper Twp., Kalamazoo , MI; occupation:  retired carpenter; place of death, City of Kalamazoo; informant: Nellie Carpenter, Rt. 2, Kalamazoo, who is also the wife. Frank died of Congestive Heart Failure.

SEXTON RECORDS  of Hillside Cem., Plainwell, Allegan, MI.  buried by parents, Fernando, and Helen Carpenter.   Frank, d. 23 Aug 1954, wife Nellie b. 1883 d. 13 Dec 1962 buried 17 Dec 1962, and son Hugh, b. 1910-1986, PVT US Army WWII.

Nellie Mary Barney

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo, MI, Vol 4, page 1002, Nellie Carpenter, died  13 Dec 1962, age 79, date of birth:  13 June 1883, father: Henry Barney;  mother, Unknown:  Residence:  Plainwell, Allegan , MI. b.  Dorr, MI.  Informant: Mrs. Elva Carpenter of Kalamazoo.  Spouse: Frank Carpenter, deceased.  Place of death, Kalamazoo   She was 49.  She died of Acute Myocardiac Infraction.

1370. Claude D. Carpenter

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan,  MI.  Vol 5, p. 60, #886.  Claude D. Carpenter of Otsego, MI, age 21, b. MI, married Mary Smith of Otsego, MI, age 16, b. MI. Married, 14 July 1884 in Plainwell, Allegan , MI.   Witnesses:  Mrs. Almira Dunshore of Plainwell, MI, and Hattie Scott (Mrs. Henry Scott) of Otsego, MI. (Hattie was Claude's sister and Henry Scott was her first husband). S. J. McElvee, Clergyman.   Parents of bride and groom were not given. (We know Claude D. Carpenter's parents were: Albert Dinia Carpenter and Mary Myers.)

1900 U. S. Census, Otsego, Allegan Twp, Allegan, MI. Film 1240698.  taken 13 June.  # 384/384.     Vol. 2, Ed. 23. Sheet 15, Line 26, Carpenter, Claude, b. May 1863, age 37, b. Ohio, father: b. MI, mother: b. Ohio; Mary, wife, b. July 1867, age 32 ,b. MI, father: b. NY, mother: b. Penn; David, son, b. June 1885, age 14,  b. MI. (We have an 1870, 1910, 1920 census record where Claude's birth is IL, at his first marriage he said MI, and on his second mg. he said Barry , and on this census it states it is Ohio. Ages, place and names match so we believe this is the correct Claude. Descrepencies in birth places need further research.

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, Michigan,: Vol. 7, Page 164, #8425.  (Second marriage for Claude) Claude D. Carpenter age 46 of Otsego, place of birth, Barry ; occupation: chair maker; married  Lucy Russell (Lucy Achenback is  maiden name), age 47, residing in Otsego, b. Columbia, MI,  occupation:  dress maker, married  on  2 Mar 1910 at Kalamazoo. Parents of groom:  A. D. Carpenter & Mary Myers. Parents of bride:  Almon Ackenback & Ann S. Witnesses were Hattie Goshen of Flint and Wm. H. Peck of Kalamazoo. (Hattie Goshen is his sister.)

1910 U. S. Census, Allegan , MI, Film 9374647, Carpenter, Claude, 47, b. IL; parents: b.  Penn.  md. 2nd time 0 years (they just got md. in 1910); Lucy O., 46, b. MI; parents' b. Penn. 2 children 1 living. (her children).  His parents' birth places do not match.  He is our Claude, however, because we have the marriage license that gives his parents' names.

1920 U. S. Census, Otsego, Allegan , MI, Vol 2, Ed. 30, Sheet 6, Line 94;  Carpenter, Claude D,. 320 E. Morrell St., Otsego, Allegan, MI, age 56, b. IL, Lucy D., wife, age 60, b. MI.

Claude was of Otsego in May 1946 in brother's (Albert Clark) obituary.

OBITUARY Otsego Union,Otsego, MI, Thursday,  Oct 7, 1948, Claude Carpenter dies in Allegan.   Claude Carpenter passed away in Allegan Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the age of 85 years.  He was born in Allegan county on May 23, 1863, where he had been a resident all his life.  He was a member of the Otsego Fire Department for many years.   He is survived by his granddaughter, Miss Verna Carpenter, of Chicago.  Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon, Oct. 8 at 2:00 o'clock from the Boyce Funeral Home here, with burial in Mt. Home Cem..

DEATH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI,  Vol. 11 p. 196,    Claude Carpenter,  b. 23 May 1863, d. 6 Oct 1948, 85y4m12d in Allegan Twp..  Parents:  Albert Carpenter & Mary Myers.  Informant Ray Simpson of Otsego,  burial in  Mt Home Cem., Otsego, Allegan , MI, 8 Oct 1948.  (Would like to know if Ray Simpson is related.)

Mary V. Smith

See husband's notes for their marriage.

OBITUARY.  Otsego Union, Otsego, MI, Thursday, Mar 3, 1904.  MRS. CLAUDE CARPENTER.  Mary V. Smith was born at Dowagiac, Cass county, July 18, 1867, and moved with her parents to this place in 1883, where she has since resided.  She was married to Claude Carpenter July 4, 1884, at the age of 17.  She is survived by her husband and one child and a father, three sisters and three brothers and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.  She has been a great sufferer for the past four years with locomoter axia which has slowly taken her away.     Mrs. Carpenter was a bright an cheery lady, always having a pleasant word for every one.  Her sudden death is a shock to many as she had seemed apparently better until five weeks ago, when she was taken to her bed for the last time.  She was a patient sufferer to the last.  She died Feb. 29, at her home on West Kalamazoo St. The funeral was held from her home Wednesday at 2:30, Rev. Chas. L. Owens officiating.  Interment was made to Mountain Home Cem.. Those present at the funeral from out of town were:  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mayhart of Mishawaka, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Coney, Nellie, Lottie and Freddie Coney of Allegan.    There were many floral offerings from friends.  The Otsego Chair Company, Otsego Fire Department, G. A. Sherwood, P. M. Peabody, J. N Perkins, Mrs. Jas. Kennedy, the Coney children and others sending beautiful floral expressions of sympathy. For these and other kindnesses the family wish to express thanks.

Lucy O. Achenbach

Lucy's  name was Lucy Russell at the time of her marriage to Claude D. Carpenter.

1372. Harriett Bell Carpenter

1870 U. S. Census, Prairieville, Barry, MI., Hattie is listed as Harriett, age 3, b. MI. and in the home of her parents Albert Dina Carpenter and Mary (Myers).

1880 U. S. Census, Otsego, Allegan, MI, Hattie is 13, and still in the home of her parents.

MARRIAGE.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI   Vol. 5, page 58, #862.  Henry Scott of Trowbridge, age 27, b. MI married  Hattie B. Carpenter of Otsego, MI, age 17, b. MI.   Married 1 July 1884 at Otsego, Allegan , MI (date of license 28 June 1884). D. M. Hall, Justice of the Peace.  Witnesses:  A. D. Carpenter of Otsego, MI and M. E. Carpenters, of Otsego, MI. (This would be Albert Dinia Carpenter and Mary Elizabeth Myers, Hattie's parents).

MARRIAGE.   Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, Michigan, Vol. 6 page 6 #86.  Ezra Y. Hart , age 44, b. New York, residing at Otsego, married Belle Carpenter, 20, b. Michigan, residing at Otsego, married at Allegan,  December 14, 1887, J. B. Whitford, Clergyman, witnesses:  Havillah Hart of Otsego and Sophia Nelson of Allegan.  Farther of the groom: E. L. Hart, mother: H. Kenyon; father of the bride: A. Carpenter, no mother given.

MARRIAGE.   Allegan County Clerk, Allegan,, MI.  Vol. 6, page 92, #1370.  Elery Bagley, age 22, of Otsego, MI, b. Van Buren , MI., married Hattie B. Carpenter, age 22, of Otsego b. MI.  Married, Nov. 18 1891 at Allegan, Allegan , MI.  Parents of the groom:  Charles Bagley & Martha Smith.  Parents of the bride: L. Carpenter & Mary Myers. (Should have been Albert B. Carpenter for his father because we have a census later where Albert B. and Mary E. Myers had been married 51 years, so this was just heard wrong when recorded.) Witnesses: Abram Burnside of Otsego, MI and Mrs. Ella Burnside of Otsego, MI. C. P. Bates, Clergyman.

MARRIAGE.  Allen County Clerk, Allegan , MI  Vol. 6,  p. 126   Homer Daniels, age 19, of Otsego, b. Ohio;  Hattie Bagley (Hattie Carpenter given as maiden name, age 25, of Otsego,  b. MI. md. 5 July 1893 at Plainwell.  Parents of the Groom:  Ben Daniels and Hattie Bauber.  Parents of the bride: Albert Carpenter and Mary Myers.  Witnesses:  Ella Balden & Lizzie Fletcher, both of Plainwell. He had not been married before.  This was the 3rd or 4th marriage for Hattie. (Hattie was marrying the brother of Havillah's wife, Allie M. Daniels. Havillah is Hattie's brother. In other words, brother and sister married brother and sister.)

Need to search the Soundex for 1900 now we know her married name is Daniels.

One of her descendants sent us the information about Harriett Bell Carpenter's daughter Arvilla Daniels, father Homer Daniels, and Arvilla's descendants.

1374. Havillah Nathaniel Carpenter

Delayed birth registration:  Havillah filed a delayed birth registration because he was listed as a female at birth.    It reads:  "#239, Nov. 5, 1871 Carpenter, Havillah N., Male child, #7 of 7 children. b. Martin Twp.; father: Albert Dinia Carpenter, b. Steuben , NY;  mother: Mary Elizabeth Myers b. Cahugh Falls, Ohio.  Filed in County of Muskegon 5th day of Aug. 1940 by the probate judge."  This was also recorded in Allegan  records, because this was the county of his birth. (He was even listed as a female on census records.)

Another Birth record is Vol 8 Page 289 in Martin, Allegan, MI.  Date 5 Nov 1871.

MARRIAGE.   Allegan County Clerk, Allegan, MI.  Vol. 6, Page 107, #1605.   Havillah Carpenter, age 21, of Otsego, MI, b. Martin, MI, married Allie M. Daniels, age 17, of Otsego, MI, b. Ohio, married, 16 July 1892, at Otsego, MI.  Parents of the groom:  Albert B. Carpenter & Mary E. Myers.   Parents of the bride: Benjamin Daniels & "unknown". (Mother of the bride was Hattie Bauber. It was given when Hattie, Havillah's sister, married Homer Daniels, Allie's brother.) Witnesses: Homer Daniels of Otsego, MI and Hattie Bagley, of Otsego, MI.   L. K. Long, Congl., Clergyman  (Hattie was Havillah's sister. At this time Hattie was the wife of Elery Bagley, but Homer Daniels was who she married a year later in July 1893).

MARRIAGE.  Charlevoix County Clerk, Charlevois, MI,  Vol 2 Page 86, Havillah Carpenter,  married  20 June 1900 in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, MI, Florence Elizabeth Johnson.   Place of residence for Florence  was Petoskey, MI. Witnesses were Carrie Nagler and Floy D. Nagler.  Clergy was A. F. Nagler. Havillah of Boyne Falls, MI was 28 yrs. old and Florence was 23.

We have not found a death record for Allie Daniels Carpenter in Allegan, Kalamazoo or Barry, but she probably died about 1900, or there may have been a divorce.   (Havillah remarried in 1900.  See 1910 Census.  His second wife was named Florence and they said they had been md. 9 yrs. They also have a son, Albert D., age 7.)

1900, U. S. Census, Boyne Falls Twp., Boyne Falls Village, Charlevoix, MI. taken 4 Jun 1900. 7623  Roll 706, page 48, E.D. 11 ED 13.  Household 73/75 Carpenter, Havillah, male b. Nov. 1871, age 28, single, b. MI, father b. NY, mother b. OH, occupation, carriage finisher, can read, write, and speak English, rents a house.

1910 U. S .Census, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI. Vol 43, Ed 150, Household #181.  Carpenter, Havillah N., 38, b. MI, md. 2nd time, 9 yrs. this mg. b. MI, father: b. NY, mother: b. MI; Florence, wife, age 33, b. MI. 2nd mg. also, she said she had 3 children and 2 were living. (This is the children she had and they may or may not been Havillah's.)  The child mentioned on this census is, Havillah's, however.  Albert D. age 7, son, b. MI. (probably named after his grandfather.) This child would be Havillah's son because they had been md. 9 yrs.  Havillah is an insurance agent.

1920 U. S. Census, Muskegon City, Muskegon, MI, taken 15 Jan .  ED 43, Sheet 20A, House No. 388 Grande Ave, Dwelling 368, Family No. 484, Carpenter, Havilliah N.,  male, age 40 (prob. should be 48,) b. MI, father b. MI, mother b. OH; Mabel, female, wife, 36, b. MI, father b. IN, mother not given; Hattie, daughter, 10 yrs. b. MI, parents b. MI. Occupation of Havilliah, cabinet maker, factory. (Is this the same Havilliah N.?)

Havillah was of Muskegon in May 1946 in brother's (Albert Clark) obituary.

Allie M. Daniels

We have not found a death record for Allie Daniels Carpenter in Allegan, Kalamazoo or Barry County.  She may have died about 1900 or their may have been a divorce.

Florence Elizabeth Johnson

BIRTH.  Allegan County Clerk, Allegan,  MI.  Vol/Book 2, page 248, Florence Elizabeth Johnson b. 4 Apr 1877 in Otsego, Allegan, MI. Parents: Benjamin Franklin Johnson and Abigal (Abbie) Arms.  Birth place of parents Canada West.  Residence Otsego, Allegan, MI.  Father a farmer.

1900 U. S. Census, Boyne Valley Twp. Boyne Falls Village, Charlevoix, MI. ED 13, Page 5B, Household 92/94 Carpenter, Florence, boarder with Rheinhardt, William, age 32; wife Lena, age 29, and four children.  Florence was 23, and said she had been married 2 years and had 1 child.  Florence, b. MI, parents, b. Canada.  Child: Lester listed as boarder too (but son Lester Tiffany, son of Warren Tiffany). Lester 5, b. MI, parent b. MI. (She is using the name of Carpenter as they married about two weeks later, see below).

MARRIAGE  Charlevoix County Clerk, Charlevoix, MI,   Vol 2 Page 86, date 20 June 1900 in Charloveix, Charloveix, MI.  Havillah Carpenter and Florence Elizabeth Johnson.  Her place of residence was Petoskey, MI.  Havillah of Boyne Falls, MI was 28 yrs. old and Florence was 23. Witnesses were Carrie Nagler and Floy D. Nagler.  Clergy was A. F. Nagler.

DEATH.  Michigan State Death Records:  Florence Johnson Richie, b. Otsego, Allegan, MI, died 1 Sep 1937, age 60y4m24d;  cause Corcinoma of Ovary-Diabetes.  Died at Burton Twp., Genesee, Mich.  Parents:  Benjamin Franklin Johnson, b. Canada  and Abigal (Abbie) Arms, b. East. Death Certificate also consulted.  Vol. D-23 Reg. #16.

Funeral Record Book 21, page 253, survived by:  Husband, Garrie, one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Pratt; 2 sons, Albert and Lester, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, 8 grandchildren.  Came to Flint in 1911.

2125. Mildred Marion Carpenter

Birth certificate: Michigan, County of Kalamazoo, City of Kalamazoo, #366, Registered #4.  Mildred Marion Carpenter, female, third child, Father:  Havillah Nathaniel Carpenter, 618 Phillips St. born Martin, MI age 34, Mother: Florence Elizabeth Johnson, born Otsego MI,age 27.  Child born 1:30 a.m.  Attached note on Birth Certificate said she was buried in Otsego, Allegan, MI.