Mary Amanda Carpenter

19 September 1839–17 March 1892 (Age 52)
Adel, Franklin Township, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Amanda

When Mary Amanda Carpenter was born on 19 September 1839, in Adel, Franklin Township, Owen, Indiana, United States, her father, Levi B. Carpenter, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Ooley, was 33. She married William Alexander Welch on 11 April 1858, in Clay Township, Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Eel River Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Arcola, Douglas, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 17 March 1892, in Tuscola, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Welch
Mary Amanda Carpenter
Marriage: 11 April 1858
Ellsworth Burns Welch
Bertha Pearl Welch
Mable Florence Welch
Levi Welch
Anna Mary Welch
Lily Mae Welch
Elva Jane Welch
Ebon Welch
Emma Grace Welch

Spouse and Children

11 April 1858
Clay Township, Owen, Indiana, United States


    Ellsworth Burns Welch


    Mable Florence Welch



    Anna Mary Welch



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Ooley




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 17

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).2 Translation 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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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Welsh in household of William Welsh, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary M Carpenter in household of Levi Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Welch in household of William Welch, "United States Census, 1880"

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