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


19567. Isaac White Carpenter

In the 1880 Census, Isaac W. Carpenter is living in Chicago and workingas a Dry Goods clerk for a family by the name of A.S. Mganehan.  He couldbe that he was a border with the family as was Chas H. Washburn, WilliamH. Chandler, Nellie M. Craine, Frank P. Chandler, George Halway and JohnKing.  Mr. Mganehan was a lumber inspecter.  I believe the boys left thefamily farm for Chicago and it was told that is where they learned thepaper business.

1910 United States Federal Census
about Isaac W Carpenter
Name: Isaac W Carpenter
Age in 1910: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: Illinois
Spouse's name: Caroline M
Home in 1910: Omaha Ward 9, Douglas, Nebraska
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members: Name Age
Isaac W Carpenter 53
Caroline M Carpenter 51
Melinda M Lockwood 27
Olive R Lockwood 24
Nellie B Lockwood 19
Isaac W Lockwood JR. 17
Georgette E Campbell 28

There is an error in this census:  Melinda (Linn) was married to aLockwood and widowed at 27.  The other children are named Carpenter notLockwood.

Obituary:  Dec 14, 1925, Omaha World Herald:

"Although complete arrangements for the funeral of Isaac Carpenter, 69,pioneer business man and philanthropist, who died at his home Sunday,have not been made, it was announced the service will be held at CalvaryBaptist Church and burial will be in Forest Lawn cemetery.  Rev. HowardC. Whitcomb will conduct the service.  The list of pallbearers and otherattendants has not been completed.

Mr. Carpenter was known for his devout application to church activitiesand always ready to lend a helping hand to unfortunates.  He was verymuch interested in the visit of Billy Sunday to Omaha several years ago,said E. U. Hoel, close friend and business associate.  He worked to bringSunday to Omaha.

As to his charities he gave plentifully to all organizations and also toindividuals who came to him for personal help.  He never refused any onewho came into his office for help.

As president of the Carpenter Paper Company, Mr. Carpenter was at thehead of one of the largest busines houses of its kind west of theMississippi River.  He has always taken an active part in the growth ofthe city.

Mr. Carpenter came to Omaha with his parents in 1888.  He was born upon afarm in McHenry County, Illinois, October 10, 1858.  He was of Englishancestry.

Mr. Carpenter supplemented his district education training by a course inhigh school at Marewngo, Il and in 1876, went to Chicago to learn thepaper business with F. P. Elliott Co.

When 31 years old, in 1888, Mr. Carpenter came to Omaha and with hisbrother established a wholesale paper business, which in 1890 wasincorporated under the name of the Carpenter Paper company.  The volumeof business under mr. Carpenter's control is indicated by the fact thatthe trade extended through branchy houses in kansas City, Danver, SaltLake City, Des Moines, Billings, Chicago, Sioux City and Lincoln.  He wasknown as a persistent worker, resolute and of a progressive spirit.

Mr. Carpenter took an active part in raising funds for the presentbuilding of the Young Men's Christian association at Seventeenth andHarney streets.  He was president of the association for 15 years.  Hewas a director of the Omaha National Bank and a deacon of the CalvaryBaptist church.  He was a republican but never held political office.

He was one of the directors of the Trans-Missippi Exposition in 1898.  Heserved on the board of education for two years.  He was a director of theChamber of Commerce and belonged to the University Club and Happy Hollowclub.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Caroline, whom he married October 13,1881 in chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Melinda M. Lockwood, widow wholives in the Carpenter home; Mrs. Olive Rush Barker of California andMrs. Nellie B. Kiewit, wife of Ralph Kiewit of Omaha and one son, IsaacW. Carpenter, Jr. of Omaha.  Three brothers also survive.  They are JamesA. of Kansas City; George C. of Des Moines and Charles of Merengo,Illinois."

Pallbearers were a. P. Spitko, Salt Lake City, Utah; William Hyte,Lincoln, NE; R. S. Wixon, Omaha; R. L. smith, Omaha; H. F. Field, KansasCity; Charles Dau, Des Moines; Ernest H. Hoel, Omaha; H. A. Washburn,Chicago; J. Harry Custance Denver (all managers from the variousCarpenter paper Compan regions).

Honary pallbearers include:  George Brandeis, Charles C. George, Louis C.Nash, Randall K. Brown, Edgar T. Rector, Gould Dietz, Bert Wilcox, WalterW. Head, George I. Towne, Dr. E. L. Bridges, Dr. Edwin Davis, B. G.Burbank, R. B. Johnson, R. W. S. Hoskins and George K. Gibson.  Usherswere G. W. Noble, W. O. Shane, A. C. Busk, U.K. Hall, J. H. Loomies, G.W. Douglass, W. F. Negels, C. Fred Johnson, Robert R. Ballman and A. L.Patrick.

Marriage Notes for Isaac White Carpenter and Carrie Batchelder

CARPENTER, ISAAC W     BATCHELDER, CARRIE M                 1881-10-13/     00056589 COOK

26005. Isaac White Carpenter Jr.

Obituary, New York Times
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Published: May 9, 1983
Isaac W. Carpenter Jr., who served as an assistant secretary andcomptroller in the State Department in the Eisenhower Administration,died Friday at Clarkson Hospital. He was 90 years old.

Name: Isaac Carpenter
SSN: 506-01-1120
Last Residence: 68114  Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States of America
Born: 5 Jan 1893
Last Benefit: 68132  Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States of America
Died: May 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: Nebraska (Before 1951 )

Mr. Carpenter was president of the Carpenter Paper Company for more than 20 years, retiring in 1961 when it was sold.

Federal Appointment:

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
Name: Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr.
State of Residency: Nebraska
Non-career appointee
Appointment: Jun 16, 1954
Entry on Duty: Jun 23, 1954
Termination of Appointment: Jan 25, 1955
Note: Designated Assistant Secretary for Personnel and Administration

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
Name: Isaac W. Carpenter, Jr.
State of Residency: Nebraska
Non-career appointee
Appointment: Aug 11, 1955
Entry on Duty: Aug 11, 1955
Termination of Appointment: Dec 15, 1957
Note: Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned afterconfirmation on Jan 25, 1956. Originally designated as Controller;Assistant Secretary for Administration from Oct 10, 1957

Elizabeth Reed

Elizabeth Carpenter was Elizabeth Reed wife of I.W. Carpenter, died atage 68.  She lived at 617 South 37th Street.  Mr, and Mrs. Carpenter weremarried in 1918 a year after she was a queen of Aksarben.  She waseducated at Brownell Hall.  She was a charter member of the JuniorLeague.  She was the granddaughter of Byron Reed who came to Omaha in1855 and founded the city's first real estate firm.  Mr. Reed donatedmuch of the land on which the Main Branch of the Public Lirbary standsand he left his prized collection of coins, autographs and books to thecity.  Her sister was Mrs. Philip Ayers, Altadena, CA.

Ralph W. Kiewit

Kiewit History

Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. traces its history to 1884, when Peter andAndrew Kiewit formed Kiewit Brothers, an Omaha masonry contractingpartnership. It was a logical move for two sons of a brick maker, who hadmoved to the booming city a half dozen years before.

In 1889, Kiewit Brothers was awarded its largest contract to date, themasonry work for the seven-story Lincoln Hotel. Soon after completingthat job, the brothers dissolved the partnership, and Peter continued thebusiness as a sole proprietor, eventually becoming a general buildingcontractor.

Peter Kiewit had six children. The youngest, also named Peter, was bornin 1900. This is the Peter Kiewit best known for developing the companyinto a major national contractor.

In 1912, the firm was renamed Peter Kiewit & Sons to recognize that23-year-old Ralph and 21-year-old George had joined their father aspartners in the business. When Peter Kiewit (the father) died in 1914,Ralph took charge of the business. He changed the name to Peter KiewitSons, since his father was no longer involved.

In 1924, the company reached the 40-year mark and also landed its firstmillion-dollar contract—the 10-story Livestock Exchange Building in theSouth Omaha meat packing district. The project superintendent was23-year-old Peter Kiewit. When George Kiewit left the firm that year, theburden of running the company fell to Ralph and Peter. Peter ran thefield operations, while Ralph supervised the estimating and biddingactivities.

The company landed several significant projects in the late 1920s thatremain Nebraska landmarks: the Nebraska State Capitol Tower (1927),Joslyn Art Museum (1928) and Union Station (1930).

In 1931, Ralph Kiewit decided to leave the firm, so Peter dissolved PeterKiewit Sons and reorganized the company as Peter Kiewit Sons’ Co. Peter'snew firm had assets of $125,000. To conserve cash and motivate employees,Peter began selling shares of company stock to key managers. Thisphilosophy of employee ownership would become a major factor in thecompany's future success.

19568. George Chester Carpenter

1930 United States Federal Census
about George C Carpenter
Name: George C Carpenter
Home in 1930: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Age: 71
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George C Carpenter 71
Isabella A Carpenter 32
Hallie Olson 44
Billie Olson 13
Minnie Rice 50

George C Carpenter SR.
Home in 1900: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Mary J
Race: White
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George C Carpenter 41
Mary J Carpenter 34
George C Carpenter 5
Issabella A Carpenter 2
Louisa Reitz 20
Amelia H English 40

Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
about George C Carpenter
Name: George C Carpenter
Census Date: 1 Jan 1925
Residence County: Polk
Residence State: Iowa
Locality: Des Moines Ward 2
Birth Location: Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1861
Race: White
Relation to Head: Head
Mother: Mary Sands
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Father: Chester Carpenter
Father's Birthplace: New York
Marriage Place: Illinois
Spouse Name: Mary J Carpenter
Line: 17
Roll: IA1925_1893
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George C Carpenter 64
Mary J Carpenter 58
Isabel Carpenter 25
Franklin Carpenter 21
Florence Marshal 26

Mary Josephine Putney

She died in a tragic accident on her way home from Okobodji.

Chester A. Putney was born in Middlesex, Yates County, New York, July 11,1821. His father, Aaron Putney, was born in 1769 in Massachusetts, andthe mother, Elinor (Adams) Putney was a native of New York. Mr. Putney'sgrandfather, Jebediah Putney, served in the Revolutionary War and was ason of John Putney, a native of England, who came to American when ayoung man and figured conspicuously in the early history of the country.Mr. Putney immigrated to Ohio when a young man and there married MissElizabeth Parker in 1844 and with the birth and death of her second childsoon passed away. Mr. Putney was married to Miss Mary A. Pratt in 1850.She was the daughter of Ira and Clarissa J. (Gillette) Pratt, native ofMassachusetts and New York respectively, born in Rushville, OntarioCounty, New York. To this union seven children were born, three of whoare living. Isabella A., who married Charles Mortimer, William C., whomarried Miss Emma Warren of Keeler, and Katharine J. who is the wife ofCharles A. Spaulding. Those who have passed away are Clara who died ininfancy, Orville C. who married Mariah Roosevelt of Keeler and who diedat his farm home in Paw Paw, February 13, 1909, Jennie E. who died at herfather's farm home in Hartford on December 26, 1871, and Josephine M. whowas the wife of George Carpenter of Des Moines, Iowa, and who was killedin an auto accident near Stanhope, Iowa, July 26, 1925. In the spring of1863 Mr. Putney came to Michigan and for two years resided in Keeler. In1865 he came to Hartford and purchased the Beaman farm located on U.S. 12two miles west of the village of Hartford on Sections 18, 19 and 20. Hegave ten more acres of land on Section 19 to the Chicago and WestMichigan Railroad Company for the right of way across his farm. In thefall of 1890 he moved to the village and erected a modern residence onMaple Street where he and Mrs. Putney lived until his death whichoccurred January 21, 1896. Mrs. Putney died December 4, 1903. Mr. andMrs. Putney are both buried in Maple Hill Cemetery.

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19569. Joseph Franklin Carpenter

From: Fisher, Christopher
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Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 7:36 AM
Subject: Carpenter Information


I had requested some information from you on my grandfather Ted Carpenter.  You indicated that he was not in your database.

I have now managed to dig up a direct line from him back to Rehoboth.  I am far from expert at organizing and classifying my information, but here is the connection listed from my grandfather back:

Theodore Marvin Carpenter b.1921, Billings, MT
Harry Chester Carpenter b.1889, Omaha, NE
Joseph Franklin Carpenter b. 1861, Marengo, IL
Chester Lorenzo Carpenter b.1816, Cannonsville, NY
John Carpenter b. 1778, Wilbraham, MA
Daniel Carpenter b. 1749, E. Greenwich, RI
William Carpenter b.1721, Swansea, MA
Benjamin Carpenter b. 1680, Rehoboth, MA
Benjamin Carpenter b. 1658, Rehoboth, MA
Joseph Carpenter b. abt. 1633
William Carpenter b. 1605
William Carpenter b. 1576
William Carpenter b. abt. 1540

Any of that make sense?  Any of that useful to you?


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Archie W. Carpenter                 11-28-1895
Baby       "                        12-31-1929
Carrie     "                        11-23-1951
Dorothy    "                        11-28-1997
Ellen C.   "                         8-13-1974
Gilbert E. "                        10-31-1972
Harry C.   "                         8-25-1965
J. Frank   "                        12-26-1907
Marion E.  "                        06-25-1946
Mary N.    "                        02-16-1895
Mary Louise                         11-21-1891
Joseph Franklin                     01-08-1962

I.W. Carpenter, Sr., published a little booklet of letters andexpressions of esteem was published a year after his death.  He waspraised for his strong spirit and courage.  From this booklet we knowthat he became a citizen of Omaha in 1887.  He was very active inbuilding the business of Carpenter Paper Co., through his application ofdetails and a strong sense of honor and sympathy.  He was an officer ofthe Calvary Baptist Church.  And, many of the writers testified as to hismanly qualities.  Interesting for the time.

Carpenter Paper went public February 16, 1946 when it issued preferredstock and common stock.  Later, it was acquired by Champion Paper Co.,then dismantled under a FTC order based on the government resistance tovertical integration.  In 1961, the company was dissolved.  A newCarpenter Paper Company was founded by Robert C. Byrne (a formerCarpenter manager) in 1970 from the remains purchased from U.S. Plywood,Nationwide Paper.  At one time, Carpenter Paper Co. was the largestwholesale independent paper operation in the Nation.  It was founded in alivery stable at 1114 Douglas in 1886 by Isaac, Frank, James and WillCarpenter.  Archie and George joined later.  A seventh brother, Charles,remained on the farm in Illinois.

The cottage at Okobodji on Omaha Beach was built sometime before 1905because the Omaha World Herald included a note about the Carpentershaving left for their cottage on June 20, 1905.

Marion Ethel Avery

I have no memory of my great grandmother.  She died while I was stillyoung.  She was a devout Baptist and an energetic volunteer.  She wasresponsible for assembling the family reunion which is pictured.

Marriage Notes for Joseph Franklin Carpenter and Marion Ethel Avery

CARPENTER, JOSEPH F                  AVERY, MAY E10/02/1883   1/  77     7009 MC HENRY

Lila St. John

This family lived in Kansas City, MO.

Marriage Notes for James Addison Carpenter and Lila St. John


Calla Feeney


22 Sep 1881

26018. Charles H. Carpenter

In the 1930 census, Charles and Ann were living in Kansas City, Missouriand he was a salesman for the paper company.

19572. William Grant Carpenter

1900 United States Federal Census
about William G Carpenter
Name: William G Carpenter
[William G. Carpenter]
[Willian G Carpenter]
Home in 1900: Omaha Ward 9, Douglas, Nebraska
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Carrie
Race: White
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William G Carpenter 33
Carrie Carpenter 27
Francis Carpenter 7

1910 United States Federal Census
about William G Carpenter
Name: William G Carpenter
Age in 1910: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: Illinois
Spouse's name: Carrie A
Home in 1910: Omaha Ward 12, Douglas, Nebraska
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William G Carpenter 43
Carrie A Carpenter 36
Francis L Carpenter 16
Mary Nickels

William G. Carpenter, secretary of the Carpenmter Paper Co.,died Sundaynight at the Mayo Brothers hospital at Rochester, MN, following anoperation performed ten days ago for bladder trouble.  The body willarrive in Omaha Tuesday morning and the burial will be in Forest Lawncemetery.  Funeral arrangements will ot be made until Tuesday.

Mr. Carpenter, whose home was at 2006 Locust St., has been a suffererfrom bladder trouble for twenty years.  An operation, performed in 1909,was ot successful, the wound havving never properly healed.  Theoperation, which resulted in his death, was undertaken in the hope ofcompleting the former operation.  Blood poison set in and death followed.

At the time of his death, Mr. Carpenter's wife and two brothers, Charlesof Illinois and George of Des Moines, were at his bedside.  His daughter,Mrs. A. Charlieville of Omaha, arrived at Rochester several hours afterhis death.  William Grant Carpenter was born on a farm near Marengo, Ilin 1867, attended the rural schools at that place and came to Omaha in1887, where he entered the Carpenter Paper Co. founded some yearspreviously by his brothers.  Twenty five years ago, he married MissCaroline Mansfield of Omaha.  Besides the wife and daughter he leavesfive brothers, Isaac W. and A. W. Carpenter, Omaha; Charles D. Carpenter,Marengo, IL; J.A. Carpenter of Kansas City and George C., Des Moines, Ia.

Hi Ellen,
"Thanks so much for the clipping about W.G.  I never knew how or where hedied.  I don't think I ever told you the story about my Dad and AuntBetty after their grandfather died.  They lived across the street (ormaybe next door) to their grandparents, and shortly after W.G. died, thetwo of them went over to W.G.'s house because he would always play hideand seek with them.  So, they assumed he was hiding when they called outto him and there was no answer.  Then they began to look for him, and allof a sudden, he jumped out from behind a door and said "Boo!".  As adultsthey both swore that really happened, much to their parents' disbelief.I'm not surprised, because MANY supernatural things have happened to thefamily.  Lots of friendly ghosts and such. :)  I always knew  whenGrandma Carnt (Carpenter) was around because I could smell lilacs.  Sheplayed a lot of tricks on us after she passed.  Locking doors, going upand down stairs, hiding things.  She left me a solid gold and jade  ringin her will and it disappeared for years.  Then one day it was just lyingin the middle of Grandma Frances' bedroom floor - in the new house they'dmoved to, AFTER she had vacuumed." Mary Chrisman

Carrie A. Mansfield

1880 United States Federal Census
about Carrie Mansfield
Name: Carrie Mansfield
Home in 1880: New Barbadoes, Bergen, New Jersey
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-household: Daughter
Father's name: George W.
Father's birthplace: N. Y.
Mother's name: Louise
Mother's birthplace: N. Y.
Neighbors: View others on page
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
George W. Mansfield 31
Louise Mansfield 28
Harry Mansfield 8
Carrie Mansfield 7
Bertha Mansfield 4
Maggie Griffin 18

19574. Archibald Wayland Carpenter

Archibald Wayland Carpenter attended the University of Nebraska andCornell graduating in 1898.  He was a salesman for Carpenter Paper in
Denver until 1907 when he was called back to replace J.F. Carpenter whodied that year.

He died of the Spanish Influenza in Omaha, Nebrask leaving his widow,Ruth and daughters Gertrude, Margaret and his son Archi W., Jr.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Archie Carpenter
Name: Archie Carpenter
Home in 1900: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Illinois
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Myrtle T
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Archie Carpenter 28
Myrtle T Carpenter 24

1910 United States Federal Census
about Archie Carpenter
Name: Archie Carpenter
Age in 1910: 37
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: Illinois
Spouse's Name: Myrtle T (3 children, 2 living in 1910)
Home in 1910: Omaha Ward 11, Douglas, Nebraska, 117 South 38th Ave.
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Archie Carpenter 37
Myrtle T Carpenter 34
Ruth Carpenter 6
Gertrude Carpenter 3
Anna Carlson 22

Myrtle Tasker

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Myrtle T Carpenter
Name: Myrtle T Carpenter
Social Security #: 549668789
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1875
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Death Date: 12 Apr 1965
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Rockingh

1930 United States Federal Census
about Myrtle J Carpenter
Name: Myrtle J Carpenter
Home in 1930: Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, 1611 13th Street
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Myrtle J Carpenter 54
Gertrude Carpenter 23
Margaret Carpenter 15
Archie W Carpenter 13

26023. Archibald Wayland (Archie) Carpenter Jr.

NAME: Was this Archibald Wayland CARPENTER Jr.???



19575. Nettie Carpenter

Number 7195 in the Carpenter Memorial.  Page 691.
No family listed.

19579. Frank George Carpenter

Number 7191 in the Carpenter Memorial.  Page 691.
No family listed.

SEE: Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 2, page 510, by Allen Johnson.
Frank George Carpenter, journalist, traveler, author was son of George F. and
Jennette Carpenter, was born at Mansfield, OH.  He married Joanna D. Condict of Mansfield in 1883 who was told by a friend that he would not live one year.
While confined for some time in bed, and his wife as his secetary, he worked
his job and regained his health.  He had two children.  His daughter Frances
later traveled with him as his secetary.
The "Carpenter Readers" (1897-1911) were very popular with adults and children.
His method took the reader on a imaginary tour pointing out geography and
interesting points.
He had several homes, but his favorite was on a mountain top in the Blue Ridge, Virginia.  His land there was called Joannasberg after his wife, and after she died he lived in the Cosmos Club in Washington.  His last illness over took him in Nanking, China where he was traveling to complete his World Travels series (20 vols. Published).