Alvin Lawrence Carpenter

26 March 1916–8 June 1980 (Age 64)
Palmyra, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Alvin Lawrence

When Alvin Lawrence Carpenter was born on 26 March 1916, in Palmyra, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Lawrence Carpenter, was 30 and his mother, Mary Augusta Holm, was 26. He died on 8 June 1980, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Palmyra, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

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Alvin Lawrence Carpenter
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World Events (8)

Age 1
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed
Age 3
The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.
1934 · Kohler Strike
Age 18
Employees at Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, attempted to organize a union, but the company would not work with them. The employees organized a strike on July 27, 1934. Events escalated and two people were killed and 47 were injured.

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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Sources (7)

  • Alvin Carpenter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin Carpenter in household of Lawrence Carpenter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alvin L Carpenter, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997"

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