Amy Lavinia Carpenter

2 February 1845–15 February 1878 (Age 33)
Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life of Amy Lavinia

When Amy Lavinia Carpenter was born on 2 February 1845, in Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States, her father, Moses Carpenter, was 48 and her mother, Deborah Lutze, was 33. She married Rice William Derby from 1861 to 1868, in Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 15 February 1878, in Alcona, Michigan, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Harrisville, Alcona, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rice William Derby
Amy Lavinia Carpenter
Marriage: from 1861 to 1868
Edwin Milo Derby
Arthur William Derby
Moses Leonard Derby

Spouse and Children

from 1861 to 1868
Bay City, Bay, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 2

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Lovina Carpenter in household of Deborah Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amey L. Carpenter Derby, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Amy L Carpenter in entry for Arthur W Derby and Alice Stafford, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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