Carpenter & Family
I would love to hear from any decendents of this family group.
Lee & Sarah Carpenter, probably their wedding photo
Standing (L to R):
Wava Mary, Abraham Lloyd, Raymond
Spencer, Hazel Isabel
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|Ancestor||Ancestor's Parents||Ancestor's Grandparents|
|Richard H. L. Carpenter (1867-1944)||Henry Carpenter (1828-1878)||Thomas Carpenter (1810-1848)|
|Nancy Elizabeth Conrad\Conard (1810-?)|
|Phebe K. Brown (1824/28-1850/56)||Samuel Brown (1797-?)|
|Phebe Smith (1800-?)|
15. Richard Henry Lee Carpenter "Lee" (Henry, Thomas) was born on 15 Jun 1867 in Akan Twp., Richland Co, Wisconsin. He died on 6 Jun 1944 in Longville, Cass Co., Minnesota. The cause of death was Prostate Cancer and Heart Disease. He was buried about 9 Jun 1944 in Cass Co., Minnesota, Cemetery has not been located yet. Lee was employed as Farmer, Teamster. He is buried in Cass Co., Minnesota More Info.
Lee married Sarah Elizabeth Zook daughter of Abraham Zook and Mary Ann Strain on 20 Jul 1889 in Dows, Wright or Franklin Co., Iowa. Sarah was born on 30 Nov 1861 in Oregon, Dane Co., Wisconsin. She died on 16 Feb 1934 in Power Twp., Cass Co., Minnesota. Cemetery has not been located yet.
Surname variations: Sook, Zaug, Zeog, Zoch, Zock, Zoog, Zook, Zouck, Zuch, Zucck, Zuck, Zug, Zugg, Zur
Lee and Sarah had the following children:
+ 109 M i Lloyd Abraham Carpenter was born on 18 May 1890 in Latimer, Franklin Co., Iowa. He died on 23 Apr 1954 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota. The cause of death was Coronary Occlusion due to Arteriosclerosis. He was buried on 26 Apr 1954 in Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota. He served in the military, WWI, Field Remount, QMC in Selles sur Cher, Loir et Cher, France. Lloyd married Tillie Oleson daughter of Ole L. Oleson and Anne Maria Olsdatter Hanson on 21 May 1910 in Clarion, Wright Co., Iowa. Tillie was born on 22 Aug 1890 in Oakland Twp., Franklin Co., Iowa. She died on 15 Jun 1985 in Golden Valley, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. She was buried on 5 Oct 1985 in Hills of Rest Memorial Park, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota. Tillie was employed as a Chef/Cook.Tillie married (2) Aaron W. Dilley + 110 M ii Earl Spencer Carpenter was born on 30 Aug 1891. He died on 3 Aug 1957. 111 F iii Wava Mary Carpenter was born on 22 Mar 1894 in Franklin Co., Iowa. She died on 10 Aug 1963 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota. She was buried in Aug 1963 in Evergreen Cem., Backus, Cass Co., Minnesota. Wava married (1) John A. Havirland Jr. son of John A. and Nellie Havirland Sr. on 20 Jun 1912 in Dows, (see note), Iowa. The marriage ended in divorce.They were divorced before 1940. John was born on 11 Jul 1891 in Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa . He died on 3 Apr 1954. Wava married (2) Warren Winnefred Kimball son of William and Ann Elizabeth Kimball in 1940 in Backus, Cass Co., Minnnesota. Warren was born on 16 Sep 1874 in LaCrosse, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. He died on 19 Dec 1950 in Backus, Cass Co., Minnesota. He was buried on 22 Dec 1950 in Akeley Cem., Akeley, Hubbard Co., Minnesota. + 112 F iv Hazel Isabel Carpenter was born on 21 Jun 1895. She died on 13 Jun 1989. + 113 M v Raymond Alfonzo Carpenter was born on 4 Dec 1897. He died on 13 Oct 1953. 114 M vi Dale Wilson Carpenter was born on 20 Aug 1902 in Appleton, Swift Co., Minnesota. He died on 16 Dec 1930 in Cass Co., Minnesota. The cause of death was Influenza. + 115 M vii Walter Dewillis Carpenter was born on 24 Apr 1904. He died on 4 Sep 1968.
1890 Federal Census, destroyed by fire
1900 Fed, Iowa, Cerro Gordo Co.,
Geneseo Twp., film T623-423, ED 21, sht
Carpenter, Lee R., age 33, married 11 yrs, Farmer
Carpenter, Elizabeth, age 38, wife, # of children 5, # living 5
Carpenter, Lloyd, age 10, son
Carpenter, Spencer, age 8, son
Carpenter, Wava, age 6, dau
Carpenter, Hazel, age 3, dau
Carpenter, Ray, age 2, son
1910 Fed, Iowa, Wright Co, Blaine
Twp, Dows, film T624-430, ED 186, Sht
Carpenter, Henry, age 42, married 20 yrs, Tile Factory Laborer
Carpenter, Elizabeth, age 49, wife, # of children 7, # living 7
Carpenter, Lloyd, age 19, son, , Tile Factory Laborer
Carpenter, Spencer, age 18, son, Dray Line Laborer
Carpenter, Wava, age 16, dau
Carpenter, Hazel, age 14, dau
Carpenter, Raymond, age 12, son
Carpenter, Dale, age 7, son
Carpenter, Walter, age 5, son
1920 Fed, South Dakota, Day Co.,
Webster, film T625-1718, ED 119, Sht 11B
Carpenter, Richard H. L., age 52, Teamster
Carpenter, Elizabeth S., age 58, wife
Carpenter, Dale, age 17, son
Carpenter, Walter, age 15, son
1930 Fed, Minnesota, Cass Co.,
Pine River Twp, film T626-1082, ED 38,
Carpenter, Richard H. L., age 62, Farmer, age at 1st marriage 22
Carpenter, Elizabeth S., age 68, wife, age at 1st marriage 27
Carpenter, Dale, age 27, son
Mascot “A” Ranch, Near Hackensack, MN,
Friday February 23, 1934, Volume 8, No. 42, Page 7, Column 4
Death Claims Mrs. Lee Carpenter of Backus
Mrs. Lee Carpenter was called to her home beyond last Friday evening when she was suddenly taken ill and lived but a few minutes. She died sitting in her chair. The children were all home for the funeral and also one sister-in-law, two nieces and one nephew, from Austin, Minn.
Sarah Elizabeth Zook was born in Oregon, (Dane Co.) Wisconsin Nov. 30th, 1866; died Feb. 16, 1934, age 67 years, two months and 16 days.
When a child she moved with her parents to Hampton, Iowa. In 1889 she was married to Richard Henry Lee Carpenter of Dows, Iowa. To this union seven children were born; Lloyd and Spencer Carpenter and Mrs. Wava Havirland of Backus, Minn. Mrs. Hazel Schmidt and Walter Carpenter of Webster, S. Dak. and Ray Carpenter of Austin, Minn., and Dale who preceded his mother to her home 3 years ago.
She also leaves one brother at Clear Lake, Iowa, and one sister at Mason City, Iowa, and 17 grandchildren.
When a girl she was converted and united with the M. E. church in Hansell, Iowa. She remained a member until her death. Mrs. Carpenter was of a generous self sacrificing nature, not thinking more of herself than she should think, but always thinking of others.
Well the poet might have been thinking of her when he wrote:
help me, to live from day to day,
In such a self forgetful way that even when I
Kneel to pray, my prayer shall be for others”
She was never too tired or too busy to help others, and her good works live after her. So when a mother dies, for years beyond our ken, the light she leaves behind her, upon the father of men.
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all who were so kind at the time of the bereavement for beloved wife and mother and especially for the singing and the flowers.
--Mr. Lee Carpenter and family
of death: June 6, 1944 just 9 days short
of his 77th birthday
Source: Newspaper clipping from family files. Cass County Independent, date unknown
came to Lee Carpenter, resident of Cass
County since 1927, on June sixth, at the
home of his son, Spence, in Longville
after a brief illness. Mr. Carpenter
moved from Webster, South Dakota, to
Backus in September 1927. He made his
home there until about nine years ago,
since then living much of the time with
his son in Longville.
was born in Richmond, Wisconsin, June
15, 1867. He passed away at the age of
76 years, 11 months and 22 days. When a
young man he moved to Dows, Iowa. In
1889 he was united in marriage to Sara
Elizabeth Zook. To this union seven
children were born: Lloyd Carpenter of
Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Spencer of
Longville; Mrs. Warren (Wava) Kimball
of Backus; Mrs. Ed (Hazel)
Schmidt and Walter of Webster, South
Dakota; Ray of Austin. His wife and son
Dale preceded him in death. He also
leaves two sisters, one brother, twenty
grandchildren and twenty-two great grand
children to mourn his passing. He was a
devoted husband and good father.
attending the funeral from away were
Mrs. Dell Zook; Mr. and Mrs. John Zook
and daughter Nancy; Ray Carpenter and
Mrs. Iola Lindeman, all of Austin; Mrs.
Lannett Annett of Black River Falls,
Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Doc Carpenter,
Mrs. Charles Hofsommer of Dows, Iowa and
of St. Paul Minnesota.
Italics = comments added, not in the original obit
Minnesota Death Certificate Search: http://people.mnhs.org/dci/
|CertID# 1934-MN-002174, Sardi E. Carpenter (actual death certif is correct with SARAH as her name)|
|CertID# 1944-MN-002199, Richard Henry Lee Carpenter|
|CertID# 1930-MN-002142, Dale Carpenter|
|CertID# 1957-MN-002508, Earl Spencer Carpenter|
South Dakota Death Certificates:
|Lloyd, State of South Dakota Certificate of Death, Registered April 30, 1954, Repository: Vital Records, Dept. of Health, 600 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-2536|
Descendents who have shared information:
|Carol Schmidt, by marriage, descendent of Hazel I. Carpenter and Edward Emil Schmidt|
|Bette Walker, descendent of Hazel I. Carpenter and Edward Emil Schmidt|
|William L. Carpenter, descendent of Lloyd A. Carpenter and Tillie Oleson|
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