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
1835–
Mary Amanda Carpenter
1839–1892
Marriage: 11 April 1858
Ellsworth Burns Welch
1859–1934
Bertha Pearl Welch
1879–1966
Mable Florence Welch
1862–1929
Levi Welch
1864–
Anna Mary Welch
1867–1926
Lily Mae Welch
1870–1913
Elva Jane Welch
1872–1946
Ebon Welch
1875–1922
Emma Grace Welch
1883–1916

Spouse and Children

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

(9)

    Ellsworth Burns Welch

    Male1859–1934Male

    Mable Florence Welch

    Female1862–1929Female

    Male1864–Male

    Anna Mary Welch

    Female1867–1926Female

    Female1870–1913Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1810–1883Male

    Mary Ann Ooley

    Female1806–1859Female

siblings

(9)

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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