Retha M Carpenter

2 March 1918–8 December 2002 (Age 84)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Retha M

When Retha M Carpenter was born on 2 March 1918, her father, Otto Clemence Carpenter, was 39 and her mother, Ethel Margaret Gatten, was 27. She married Dale Roland Kriser on 19 December 1936. She lived in Ovid Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 2002, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Dale Roland Kriser
Retha M Carpenter
Marriage: 19 December 1936

Spouse and Children

19 December 1936

Parents and Siblings



    Pauline Emma Carpenter


    Dorothy Marie Carpenter




    Charles W. Carpenter


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Wretha Carpenter in household of Carpenter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha M Carpenter in household of Otto C Carpenter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Retha Kriser in household of Dale Kriser, "United States Census, 1940"

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