Charles Carpenter

1859–
Tompkins, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Carpenter was born in 1859, in Tompkins, Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, David Carpenter, was 32 and his mother, Minerva Taylor, was 26.

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Family Time Line

David Carpenter
1827–1907
Minerva Taylor
1833–1908
Chester James Carpenter
1854–1920
Esther Ann Carpenter
1866–1870
William L Carpenter
1857–1937
Charles Carpenter
1859–
Zadah M Carpenter
1862–1936
Colonel Edward Carpenter
1871–1940
Polly M. Carpenter
1873–1952

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 20

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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 (1)

  • Charles Carpenter in household of David Carpenter, "United States Census, 1860"

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