Laura Belle Bass

13 March 1916–25 April 1985 (Age 69)
Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Laura Belle

When Laura Belle Bass was born on 13 March 1916, in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, Aldine Kendall Gilkerson, was 30 and her mother, Nora Gertrude Chapman, was 23. She married Clare Myron Carpenter on 28 July 1946, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 25 April 1985, in Westerville, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Clare Myron Carpenter
Laura Belle Bass
Marriage: 28 July 1946
James Willard Carpenter

Spouse and Children

28 July 1946
Franklin, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Aldine Kendall Gilkerson


    Nora Gertrude Chapman




    Marie Beatrice Gilkerson


    Oscar G Gilkerson


    Edith Thelma Gilkerson



    Ralph Thomas Gilkerson


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old French bas(se) ‘low’, ‘short’ (Latin bassus ‘thickset’; see Basso ), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.2 English: in some instances, from Middle English bace ‘bass’ (the fish), hence a nickname for a person supposedly resembling this fish, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish seller or fisherman.3 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, of uncertain origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Carpenter in household of Clare M Carpenter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Carpenter, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Laure Bass in entry for Albert Manter and Carolyn L Carpenter, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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