Group 3 - Descendants of William Carpenter-98-
Father of William Carpenter-584 (b. abt 1605)


35308. Fred B. Norton

1910 U. S. Census, City of Three Rivers, St. Joseph , MI, taken 26-27 April.  Norton, Fred B., 9, is in the home of his parents.

1920 U. S. Census, City of three Rivers, St. Joseph , MI, Norton, Fred, son mw, age 18, b. MI, is in the home of his parents.

MARRIAGE:  St. Joseph County Clerk, Centreville, MI.  1934 marriages, #11,297.  Married 7 April 1934 at Kalamazoo, MI, Fred B. Norton, age 33, b. Barry County, residing in Three Rivers, father:  John Norton, mother:  Hattie Carpenter, occupation:  paper marker; and Henrietta Allwardt, age 23, b. Battle Creek, Calhoun , MI, residing in Three Rivers.  father:  Ray Allwardt, mother:  Lena Dittmer, occupation:  housekeeper, witnesses, Mr. and Mrs. John VanderLinde, both of Kalamazoo, officiant:  Rev. J. A. Geldman.  Neither had been married previously.

In 1921 Fred was of Three Rivers according to  his brother,  Donald's, obituary.   He was in the U. S. Navy when his father died in 1930, and of Three Rivers in 1947 when his mother died.  In 1965 Fred was of Three Rivers according to his brother's, Dale's, obituary.

42652. Patricia Louise Norton

DEATH.  St. Joseph County Clerk, Centreville, MI  Vol. 7-2, p. 74.  Died 24 Dec 1955 at Jackson County, Mi, Patricia Norton, age 19, b. 20 Aug 1936, father:  Fred Norton, mother:  Henrietta Allwardt, occupation;  student nurse,  Foote Hospital, resident of Three Rivers, MI. cause: Auto accident, informant Fred Norton, buried 26 Dec 1955, Riberside Cem., Three Rivers, MI.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE. Three Rivers Commercial, six-day-a-week newspaper.  Tuesday, 27 Dec 1955. p. 1.  "Pat" Norton's Funeral to be Wednesday.  Funeral services for Patricia Louise Norton, 19, who was killed in an auto accident Saturday near Spring Arbor, will be held at the Halverson funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Miss Norton was returning to Three Rivers with Mrs. Nancy Messany to spend Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Norton, 116 Middle St. and Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson, 408 Walnut St.  Mrs. Messany's husband, Franklin, is in Germany with the armed services.  Mrs. Messany suffered a fractured pelvis and right leg.  She is in Foote Hospital, where both girls were student nurses.  The accident occurred on M-60, 2 1/2 miles west of Spring Arbor, where Mrs. Messany's car was struck head-on by one driven by Edward Bryant, 15, of Jackson, who is also in Foote Hospital with a fractured left ankle.  Bryant told state police he pulled out to pass another car and did not see the Messany station wagon until too late to avoid the collision.  Police said the youth does not have a driver's license and never has had one. The case has been referred to Prosecutor Kenneth B. Johnson.  Since the Bryant youth is a minor, and charges against him must be made through probate court police said.  The youth told officers he was given permission to drive the car by Mrs. Audrey Krutch, the family housekeeper.  Mrs. Krutch was ticketed for allowing an unlicensed minor to drive a motor vehicle.  Coroner Edward Montgomery said decision on an inquest will be held in abeyance pending investigation of the case.  Obituary on page 3.

OBITUARY.  Three Rivers Commercial, Tuesday, 27 December 1955, p. 3.  Patricia Louise Norton was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Fred and Henrietta (Allwardt) Norton.  She attended the local schools and was graduated from the Three Rivers High School with the class of 1954.  Pat was a member of the High school band for several years, a member of the DS club and of the Girl Reserves.  She was an active member of the Bethany Chapel, serving as president of the Young Peoples' Society, Sunday School secretary, member of the Bethany orchestra, and also sang in the chior for a number of years.  She worked at the Three Rivers Hosptial as a Nurse's Aide for a little over a year, and was in her second year of Nurses Training in Jackson.  On Aug 20, 1955, her engagement to Richard Sedewasser of Centreville was announced.  Surviving are her parents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Services will be held from the Halverson Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Albert J. Harris of the Bethany Chapel officiating, assisted by Paul Cooley.  Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

35309. Dale Sheldon Norton

1910 U. S. Census, City of Three Rivers, St. Joseph , MI, taken 26-27 April.  Norton, Dale S., age 4, is in the home of his parents.

1920 U. S. Census, City of three aRivers, St. Joseph , MI, 120/123 Norton, Dale, age 13, is in the home of his parents.

MARRIAGE.  St. Joseph County Clerk, Centreville, MI. 1933 Marriages, #11,268.  Married 1 Jan 1934, at Three Rivers, Dale Sheldon Norton, age 27, b. Austin Lake, Kalamazoo , MI, residing in Three Rivers, occupation: laborer:  father:  John S. Norton, mother:  Hattie Carpenter, and Victoria Sales, age 23, residing in Three Rivers, b. Louisville, KY, father:  John Sales, mother:  Ethel Garland, occupation: clerk.  Witnesses:  Catherine Hanley and George Wilhelm, both of Three Rivers.  Officiant:  William E. Watts, MG, neither had been married previously.

Dale was of Three Rivers, MI when his brother Donald died in 1921.  He was in the U.S. Navy when his father died in 1930, and of Three Rivers when his mother died in 1947.

DEATH:  St. Joseph County Clerk, Centreville, MI.  Vol 16-7, #314.  Died 2 July 1965 at Three Rivers, Dale Sheldon Norton, age 59, b. 30 Mar 1906 at Kalamazoo; father:  John Norton, mother: Hattie Carpenter, residence:  Three Rivers; occupation; laborer, paper industry; Informant:  Victoria M. Norton, wife.   Buried 6 July 1965, Riverside Cem., Three Rivers.

OBITUARY.  Three Rivers Commercial.  Three Rivers, MI, Saturday, 3 July 1965, page 8.  Dale S. Norton, 59, died Friday evening at Three Rivers Hospital where he had been a patient since June 23.  He made his home at 322 Fifth Avenue.  Mr. Norton was born at Austin Lake near Kalamazoo March 30, 1906, the son of John and Hattie (Carpenter) Norton.  He moved to Three Rivers as a child with his parents and attended schools here.  On Jan 1, 1934, he married Victoria M. Sales in Three Rivers.  He served in the Navy for six years, receiving his honorable discharge March 19, 1941.  He returned to Three Rivers and worked at Fairbanks Morse  for 10 years, later working for the City of Three Rivers.  For the past several years he was employed with the Weyerhaeuser Paper  here until three years ago at which time he retired due to illness.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the United Papermakers & Paperworkers Union.  Surviving are his wife, Victoria, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Delores Ann Murray of Sturgis, and Mrs. Ardith Marie Eisele, of Ann Arbor, one son, Sheldon Richard Norton of Three Rivers; two grandchildren, three brothers, Fred B. Norton and Ernest Norton, both of Three Rivers, and Harold Norton of Kalamazoo, one sister, Grace of Pasadena, Calif., and several nieces and nephew.  His parents, one brother and one sister preceeded him in death.  Services will be held at the Halverson Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. William Wood of the Bethany Chapel officiating.  Interment will be at Riverside Cem..  Friends may call at the chapel after 10 a.m. Sunday.

35316. Hugh D. Carpenter

DEATH.  Kalamazoo County Clerk, Kalamazoo., MI  Vol___Page 482, Hugh D. Carpenter (divorced) died  15 Mar 1986, place City of Kalamazoo; age 76; b. 11 Jan 1910.  Father: Frank Carpenter and mother: Nellie Barney;  residence: 1430 Alamo St., Kalamazoo, MI;  occupation: Policeman.  Buried:  Hillside Cem., Plainwell, Allegan, MI;  Informant:  Michael Carpenter, 1429 Highland Hills Dr., Kalamazoo, Mi 49007.  PVT US Army WW II

35317. David Carpenter

1900 U. S. Census, Otsego, Allegan Twp.,Allegan , MI.  David, age 14, is in the home of his parents.

42658. Verna Carpenter

Verna Carpenter was of Chicago in Oct 1948 when her grandfather, Claude Carpenter died in Allegan, MI.

35318. Mary Arvillah Daniels

Marriage to William Henry Koyl, divorced 13 Oct 1925.

She was Arvillah Standish in her Uncle's (Albert Clark Carpenter's, her mother's brother's) obituary in Apr 1946 and was living in Willow Run (Michigan? or Illinois?)

35320. Albert Deniah Carpenter

Albert Deniah Carpenter left MI in 1933.  Last known to be in CA in San Bernardino in 1946.  May have been a cook or bartender.

35326. Jennie Altheda Ryder

In 1910 Jennie, age 8, b. MI, is in the home of her mother.

From: Christine Emerson
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jennie’s middle name was Altheda.  

She married Jerry Harrison Helmer, son of James Helmer and Bettie A Schumann.  He was born 30 Jul 1899 in Michigan and died 11 Dec 1980 in Otsego, Allegan, MI.

They had two children:

Harold Vern, born  18 Jul 1925 in Otsego and died 1 Sep 2006 in Irmo, Lexington, SC.  (If you Google Irmo, SC you’ll find that it’s represented in Lexington and Richland counties.  I don’t know how we determine which part he was born in…. >?)  He’s got a memorial on FindAGrave (#94340977) but his burial information isn’t part of it.  Nice obituary there, though.  Wife, children & grand-children are included in it.

Sharon Joy, born 26 Feb 1936 in Plainwell and died 15 Jun 2010 in Lexington, Fayette, KY.  Her FindAGrave memorial (#53790911) also has a nice obituary with family information.

35330. Muriel Mariel Carpenter

From: Christine Emerson
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Muriel’s husband was Clyde S Rogers.  Their first child, Clyde L, was born in 1929 and died in 1934.  They had at least 3 other children: Melvin, Emma and Lyle.

35336. Edna May Carpenter

In 1925 Kenneth, MI, was in Moran Twp., Mackinac County.

35337. Mildred Eleanor Carpenter

Kenneth, MI, was in Moran Twp..

From: Christine Emerson
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Eleanor lost two husband’s under unusual circumstances.  (I’m including newspaper clippings about both)

Eleanor’s first husband was Donald Edward Baldwin, son of Millard Fillmore Baldwin and Maude Leona Barnard.  He was born 19 Aug 1925 in Idaho and died 12 Oct 1954 in Siuslaw River near Mapleton, Utah, OR.  He and Eleanor’s brother Earl were on their way to a hunting trip; their car was found in the river, without their bodies, which were found later.

Her second husband was Robert Bartly McMullen, son of David McMullen and David McMullen.  He was born 17 Jun 1917 in Oregon and died 10 Jul 1967 in Waldport, Lincoln, OR.  He was killed by a 19-year-old with a gun (who wounded a couple other people).

She was married once more, to George Myers in about 1987.

35338. Earl Lee Carpenter

Killed in a car accident, Oct. 12, 1954.