Joseph Leeroy Carpenter I

10 August 1910–June 1978 (Age 67)
Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Leeroy

When Joseph Leeroy Carpenter I was born on 10 August 1910, in Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, Arthur Joseph Voke, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Arnold Voke, was 18. He married Eva Arletta Sparks on 11 July 1947, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hutsonville, Crawford, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1935. He died in June 1978, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Leeroy Carpenter I
Eva Arletta Sparks
Marriage: 11 July 1947
Arletta Ruth Carpenter
Sally Elaine Carpenter
Robert James Carpenter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1947Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 2
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois
    Age 3
    Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.
    Age 19
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 47517;2007: 96853; 2010: 129898)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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    Sources (6)

    • Joseph F Carpenter in household of James F Arnold, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Joseph Carpenter, "United States Social Security Death Index"
    • Joseph L Carpenter in household of Mary Lampke, "United States Census, 1940"

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