Mary Orpha Carpenter

1 December 1847–21 January 1937 (Age 89)
Sanford's Corners, Jefferson, New York

The Life of Mary Orpha

When Mary Orpha Carpenter was born on 1 December 1847, her father, Amos Carpenter, was 36 and her mother, Delany Farnsworth, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter with John C. Shaffert. She lived in Jefferson, New York, United States in 1900 and Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 January 1937, in Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Calcium, Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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John C. Shaffert
Mary Orpha Carpenter
Minnie M. Shaffert

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World Events (8)


Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 25

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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  • Orpha Carpenter in household of Amos Carpenter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ortha Schaffert in household of John C Schaffert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orphe M Shaffert in household of John C Shaffert, "United States Census, 1870"

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