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Stephen Ellis CARPENTER

Stephen Ellis CARPENTER

Male 1855 - 1931  (75 years)

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  • Name Stephen Ellis CARPENTER 
    Born 18 Nov 1855  [1, 2, 3
    • Birth date given in death record as Nov 18 1855, but 1900 Census shows it as Nov 1856. Birthplace given in 1886 marriage record as Harrison County, but in 1900 marriage record as Lewis County.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed as a boarder, Stephen Carpenter, 43, b. Nov 1856, farm laborer, widowed, in household of William W. & Mary J. Husk, who three weeks later became his in-laws when he married their daughter Myrtle. His motherless children were found in this census as foster children, listed as boarders, in various homes. Son Ellis was listed as Elles Carpenter, 10, in the household of Joseph & Nana Wilson in Calhoun County. Daughter Eska was listed as Esta Carpenter, 10, b. Apr 1890, in the household of William Freshour & his widowed mother Jane in Calhoun County.
    Census 1910, 1920, 1930  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation teamster  [1
    Died 23 Feb 1931  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1215  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2015 

    Family 1 Virginia L. RICHARDS,   b. CA 1861, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Jul 1886  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Mishie B. CARPENTER,   b. 2 Apr 1887, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1915, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +2. Eska O. CARPENTER,   b. CA 1889
    Family ID F30086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Myrtle Idell HUSK,   b. 11 Feb 1884, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1900  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • 1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Apr 15 1910 at Arnolds Creek Road:
      Stephen E. Carpenter, 55, farm laborer, married 10 yrs (2nd marriage); wife Myrtle I, 26, married 10 yrs (1st marriage), mother of 4 children (all still living); son Ellis H, 19, single; son Nesco A, 16; son John W, 8; dau Columbia M, 6; dau Cherlottie J, 3; dau Kelcy S, 8 months.

      1920 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated in Jan 1920:
      Stephen L. (sic) Carpenter, 63, farm laborer; wife Myrtle, 35; son John William, 18; dau Columbia, 16; dau Charlotte, 13; dau Sapphire, 10; son Lewis, 8; son Edward, 5; son Archie, 2; son Roscoe, 26, married; nephew Ananias, 45, single.

      1930 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Apr 4 1930:
      Stephen Carpenter, 74, age 38 at time of first marriage; wife Myrtle, 45, age 17 at time of first marriage; son Edward, 15; son Archie, 12; dau Edith, 10.

      1940 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated in Apr 1940 at Doe Run:
      Myrtle Carpenter, 56, widowed, occupation housework in private homes; son Edward, 25, single, new worker; son Archie, 22, single, truck driver for laundry company.
    Children 
     1. John William CARPENTER,   b. CA 1902,   d. Bef May 1989  (Age ~ 87 years)
     2. Columbia M. CARPENTER,   b. 14 Dec 1903, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1989, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Kelcie Sewphire CARPENTER,   b. 1 Sep 1909, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1985  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Lewis Solomon CARPENTER,   b. 29 Jan 1912, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1988, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Edward W. "Bull" CARPENTER,   b. 15 Nov 1915,   d. Jun 1984  (Age 68 years)
     6. Archie Woodrow CARPENTER,   b. 27 Jun 1917, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1944, Cisterna di Latina, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +7. Edith Mae CARPENTER,   b. 11 May 1920, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1945, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1931 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    2. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    3. [S1891] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District).

    4. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).
      Identified as Stephen Carpenter. Parents "not known." Informant: Myrtle Husk Carpenter, wife.

    5. [S1821] Ritchie County Marriage Records, Harrisville, WV, MR p. 60.
      Identified as Stephen E. Carpenter, 28, b. Harrison Co, res. Ritchie Co; and Virginia L. Richards, 25, b. Gilmer Co, res. Ritchie Co. Married Jul 1 1886 in Ritchie Co.

    6. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 232.
      Identified as S. E. Carpenter, 43, b. Lewis Co, res. Doddridge Co; and Myrtle I. Husk, 16, b. & res. in Doddridge Co. Married Jul 19 1900 "at the Brides residence on Blue Stone."