Thomas Lemmon Carpenter

Brief Life History of Thomas Lemmon

When Thomas Lemmon Carpenter was born on 6 June 1847, his father, George Alexander Carpenter, was 55 and his mother, Eleanor Hayden, was 45. He married Amelia Bassford about 1877, in Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States in 1860 and District 2, Calvert, Maryland, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 March 1904, at the age of 56.

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Thomas Lemmon Carpenter
Amelia Bassford
Marriage: about 1877
Laura Lena Carpenter
Thomas Walter Carpenter
Evans Bassford Carpenter

Sources (6)

  • Thos Carpenter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Thomas Carpenter in entry for Evans B Carpenter, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Thos L Carpenter, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (6)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (southern): occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Zimmermann , French Charpentier , Italian Carpentieri , or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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