Arthur Floyd Carpenter

Male23 April 1913–26 January 1967

Brief Life History of Arthur Floyd

When Arthur Floyd Carpenter was born on 23 April 1913, in Riverton Township, Floyd, Iowa, United States, his father, Charles Egbert Carpenter, was 50 and his mother, Nellie Aeristel Merritt, was 35. He lived in Charles City, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Avon Township, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 1 years. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 26 January 1967, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States.

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Charles Egbert Carpenter
Nellie Aeristel Merritt
Mabel Carpenter
Howard Henry Carpenter
Margaret F Carpenter
Alice Beatrice Carpenter
Philip Lewis Carpenter
Guy Edward Carpenter
Clara Belle Carpenter
Florence May Carpenter
Roy R. Carpenter
Arthur Floyd Carpenter
Blanche Susie Carpenter
Winton Six Carpenter

Sources (12)

  • Arthur F Carpenter, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Arthur F Carpenter, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Arthur F Carpenter, "Alaska, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.


Age 16

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

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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